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Maritime plants

Land that is adjacent to an ocean is especially hostile to most garden variety plants. Few can survive the intense solar ultraviolet, the scouring sand and the salt drenched soils.

As a clue, look for species with the "maritima" epitath -- there's quite a few, from Abronia maritima to Zinnia maritima.

Here's a listing of a few of the plants that can survive these conditions.


   Index to plants that tolerate seaside conditions


Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'

Sea thrift

Tufts of grass-like leaves with globular flowers waving on short wiry stems.

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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