Glaux maritima L.
Sea milkwort, Sea-milkwort
Primulaceae (Primrose Family)
Synonym(s): Glaux maritima ssp. obtusifolia, Glaux maritima var. angustifolia, Glaux maritima var. macrophylla, Glaux maritima var. obtusifolia
USDA Symbol: GLMA
This low, often spreading plant is associated with salt marshes. Although its stalkless flowers are not very showy, its habit and opposite, succulent leaves help identify the species. It is much more widely distributed in western North America, from Alaska to northern Canada and south to California and Colorado.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , CO , ID , MA , MD , ME , MN , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NV , NY , OR , RI , UT , VA , WA , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Alberta east to Newfoundland and south to Massachusetts; also in Virginia, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, and throughout West.
Native Habitat: Seashores and borders of salt marshes.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Research LiteratureReslit 241 - Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Florida (2000) L. G. Chafin and J. C. P. Hancock
This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Glaux maritima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Glaux maritima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Glaux maritima
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff