Saltmarshes and Shruby Glasswort

Saltmarshes and Shruby Glasswort
This afternoon I was strolling around the edges of some mangroves in Newhaven and noticed the a beautiful little plant common in the inter tidal zone. I was drawn to its beautiful but small and twisted trunk and roots and the beautiful contrast in colours from the plant trunk, its small leaf lobes and the rocks in this area. After a little bit of research I now know this little plant is the Shruby Glasswort.

It’s a succulent that lives in inter tidal areas and in other parts of the world the ash from this plant makes excellent glass, hence the name.

Next time you are around an inter tidal area, keep you eye peeled for the Shruby Glasswort.


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