Orache in seaweed beds

Photo: Arne Ader
Translation: Liis
Grass-leaved orache
 
Grass-leaved orache   Randmalts     Atriplex littoralis
 
The oraches in the amaranth family are enduring plants that manage life on the seashore – even growing in sand. We recognize the grass-leaved orache from its lance-shaped (lanceolate) leaves with coarsely serrated margins and the tiny yellowish-green inflorescences. The height will be – depending on the habitat – under a metre. We often meet the grass-leaved orache growing in seaweed banks: seaweed is known as a good fertiliser for fields.


 

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