The Mediterannean Saltbush


The Mediterannean Saltbush
(atripex halimus)

Bush from African origin, of Aramrantheaceae family, also called also “Purslane of the seas” as it is very common on the Mediterranean littoral. It grows on salty grounds and reaches 1.5 to 2m of height. It is characterized by small round leaves, alternately positioned along the stems that raise directly from the ground. It expends ...

...through a underground roots network. It produce male flowers, female flowers and bisexual flowers. It lives in proximity of wet areas but perfectly stand the dryness and sand winds. Indeed, we can unsurprisingly find it around Azraq oasis. As it leaves are salty and camels are fond of it.