Salsola is a 15 – 40 cm tall herb that grows directly on the beach. The stems are smooth or stiff and the blade tip is turned into a pointed thorn. The thick leaves are capable of absorbing large amounts of water, so that the plant can cope with the salty environment. You often finds the plant where rotten seaweed lies, which acts as nitrogen fertilizer for the plant.
Did you know that:
Salsola was in the old days used in dry state as a detergent and for the manufacture of glass.