Belongs to: saltmarsh plants

Sea purslane Halimione portulacoides

Best time to see: Jul to Oct

Key facts

A common, shrubby saltmarsh plant with silvery leaves and branched spikes of tiny yellow flowers

Grows in better drained conditions on the middle marsh, such as along the edge of creeks

Leaves are thick and succulent, with a natural saltiness, and can be used in salads

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