West Highland Flora

Saltwort


Salsola kali

 

Salsola kali

Photo Carl Farmer
(8 Sep 2001 Holy Island, Northumbria)

Rare and apparently declining.  On sandy shores.

Flower diameter c 5-9 mm

ID: Leaves and bracts tipped with sharp spines.  Flowers with 5 narrow whitish petals, solitary, unstalked, with sharp leaf-like bracts at base, becoming fruit like that shown on left.

Other features: Most of the spiny items in the picture are flower-bracts, the leaves are similar but long and narrow.

 

Salsola kali

Photo Carl Farmer
(8 Sep 2001 Holy Island, Northumbria)

 

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