Glaux maritima

Sea Milkwort

Stem erect, fleshy. Leaves opposite on stem, sessile, about 1/4–1/2 in., oblong to linear, with rounded tip. Flowers solitary in axils, stemless, white or pinkish, small cup-shaped tube with 5 lobes and 5 stamens. Grows in coastal marshes, tidal flats, beaches, also in brackish marshes and alkaline flats inland. Note that the flowers do not have true petals.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--10 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Steens
  • Native: Yes