Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Saltwort, Beachwort, Batis, Turtleweed
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmbmaritima_hutch1
June Colleton County SC
Among the few species that can tolerate the high salinity of salt flats, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.
Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Common in GA, uncommon in SC
Habitat: Brackish marshes, "Batis flats", other salt flats, mangroves, per Weakley's Flora
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TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry p094
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide p070