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Sea Heath

Scientific Name: Frankenia paucifolia

Description: Sea Heath is a prostrate, evergreen plant that forms broad mats in saltmarsh areas. It survives in environments with predictable dry periods followed by periods of wet soil. It has small, oblong, dark green leaves often with a covering of minuscule salt crystals. During spring and summer, sea heath has masses of small pink or white 5 petal flowers. The mats of Sea Heath provide shelter for a great number of insects and lizards.

Plant form: Grasses and allies
Where to find:
small, narrow, rounded, and dark green
Fragile pink or white with 5 petals
Flowering: August – February