One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small woody creeping plant of European salt marshes, bearing a superficial resemblance to heather.
Frankenia laevis, family Frankeniaceae
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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