Plantago maritima on a fence post, Isle of Gigha, Scotland.
Lasthenia maritima(yellow) and Romanzoffia tracyi (white) on a barrier island off the coast of California. L. maritima evolved from L. minor at the end of the last ice age. Photo courtesy Gerald D. Carr.
Collecting Spergularia media, Waterford, Ireland from lichen covered limestone with shallow pockets of “soil”.
Limonium vulgare largely submerged in a Galway (Ireland) marsh.
Limonium vulgare on the cliffs of Great Blaskett Island, Ireland. Normally a “salt marsh” species, this (and many coastal halophytes) can establish wherever a seed can lodge in a small crack.
Plantago maritima as a “chasmophyte” on the west coast of Ireland.
Lasthenia maritima (yellow) and Romanzoffia tracyi. L. maritima is a recently evolved halophyte on the barrier islands of the western US. Photo courtesy of GD Carr.
Salicornia in June, Bretagne (France). Photo courtesy of Moshe Sagi & Yvonne Ventura
Salicornia and Sarcocornia growing in Faro, south Portugal. Photo courtesy of Moshe Sagi & Yvonne Ventura.
Sarcocornia in Elat, Israel with salt encrustation.
Sarcocornia uprooted to show underground branching patterns. Photo by John Cheeseman on Twin Cays, Belize.
Schrenkiella parvula growing in situ at Tuz Gol (Anatolia, Turkey). Note siliques at the ends of most branches. Photo courtesy of Ismail Türkan.