West Highland Flora

Sea Milkwort


Glaux maritima

 

Glaux maritima

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common on the shore, especially in saltmarshes

Flower diameter c 5 mm.  Low-growing plant, height typically 15 cm.

ID: Fleshy leaves in opposite pairs, sepals act as petals with 5 pink lobes, no true petals.

Other features: Flowers unstalked, each at the base of a leaf.  Plant forms patches on shore by means of rooting stems.

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