Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Sherkin Island, Cork

Annual Seablite
Suaeda maritima
Blide mhara
Family: Chenopodiaceae

Flowering time: July-September. Annual. Native.

Tiny green flowers with 2 stigmas at the base of upper leaves.
Fleshy green leaves, linear, pointed, flushing purple then red.
Branched, erect or sprawing plant. Very variable. Height/spread: To 60 cm.

Coastal, salt-marshes, mud-flats, sand, shingle. Frequent.

Similar: Prickly Saltwort, Salsola kali

Photographs above: Sherkin Island, Co.Cork. August 2007

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