The Daisy Anemone, Cereus pedunculatus, can be found on the shore in tidal pools and also in deeper water to a depth of about 50m. It has a trumpet-shaped column which typically is hidden in a crack or fissure in a rock or buried in softer ground with the base of the column attached to a stone. It is extremely variable in colour and may be buff, purple, brown or almost black - or even subtle combinations of these colours. Grows to a maximum size of 15cms across the disc but is more typically seen in the 5cm to 7cm range.
A southern and western species and although there are some records from the east, it may be that these are incorrect and relate to some of the very similar Sagartia species.
Loch Nevis, Western Scotland