It may not look at that special, but these plants are part of an endangered plant community in BC that exist only in sand dune ecosystems. In the southwest corner of the province, that is rare indeed. The spiky headed plant is called large-headed sedge; the one with the gorgeous purple-pink flowers is beach pea.
Corn mint -- leaves may be dried or used fresh in herbal teas or culinary dishes. The herb may also be used to help repel rodents and insects. Native American tribes traditionally used wild mint to treat a wide variety of health concerns including fevers, flu, pneumonia, headaches, heart issues, colds and diarrhea.