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Pickleweed

Batis maritima

Description:

Evergreen succulent-type shrub conditioned to thrive in salty soil

Habitat:

Coastal fringe of low-lying, arid, tropical sand island

Notes:

Spotted on the northeast side of Mokauea Island during alien species removal; the pictures show uprooted plants; the purpose of the nodule in the first picture is unknown; the second picture illustrates examples of the rhizome structures by which this species spreads

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Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Sep 8, 2007
Submitted on Oct 22, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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