Saltwort (Honckenya peploides)


Description: The saltwort belongs to the family Clove Family (Caryophyllaceae). It grows on the coasts of Eurasia and North America. This beach plant reaches 15-30 cm growth height. The stems of the Salzmiere are creeping and densely leafy. The leaves are fleshy and yellowish green. The flowers are white-green, they go dan then in a slight pink tone.
The fruit is a spherical capsule fruit. The saltmarsh flowers from June to July. The flowers smell strongly of honey, but they rarely attract bees, so the pollination takes place over grains of sand.
Care: The saltmarsh prefers dry sandy soil. It needs a lot of light and sunbeams. The Salzmiere needs no additional fertilization. It tolerates well high salt content in the soil. The saltmarsh is hardy.
Propagation: About seed. You can also multiply the saltmarsh by dividing the creeping shoots.
Diseases and pests: Very resistant.

Phot. Krzysztof Ziarnek, Published under license CC-BY-SA-3.0, Source: Wikimedia Commons.