Definition of sea heath in English:

sea heath


  • A small woody creeping plant of European salt marshes, bearing a superficial resemblance to heather.

    Frankenia laevis, family Frankeniaceae

    • ‘Sea heath and sea lavender create a spectacular natural border to the embankment path.’
    • ‘Sea campion, thrift and bird's-foot trefoil flourish here alongside many rarer plants such as sea kale, sea pea and sea heath.’
    • ‘Among these on the newer dunes are sea-holly and sea bindweed, and at the edges of older dunes are slender centaury, knotted pearlwort and sea-heath.’