This is a sprawling, clumpy perennial undershrub which spreads its way across the dry, upper reaches of salt-marshes, mainly along our east and south coasts. It's a mealy, silvery plant and its spreading branches can reach 100 cm. Brown stems bear very small yellow-green wind-pollinated flowers in short spikes in the leaf axils, the stamens and styles on separate flowers. They bloom from July to October The grey-green leaves of this evergreen shrub are ovate at the lower part of the plant with narrow leaves further up. This is a native plant and it belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family.
I first recorded this plant growing near the South Wall, Dublin in 2006 and I photographed it at Bannow Island, Co Wexford in 2009.
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