glaux maritima


Glaux is a monotypic genus of flowering plants containing the single species Glaux maritima, which is known by a number of common names, including sea milkwort, sea milkweed, and black saltwort. This is a plant of the family Myrsinaceae (formerly Primulaceae). It grows in coastal habitats, in both wet ground and water, and is a native to Europe and North America. This plant differs from all other genera of the former Primulaceae in having apetalous flowers with a pink, petaloid calyx. It is generally pentamerous both in the calyx and the seed capsule.

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