This deciduous shrub is most significantly identified by its silvery, plume-like achenes. This plant can grow up to 12 feet tall and produces white to green flowers in small, dense clusters. The numerous and short branchlets bear gray-green, oval leaves. The fast-growing sea myrtle can be found in wet to droughty soils in salt marshes and on shorelines.
The groundsel tree has been used to treat kidney inflammation and fevers in southern Louisiana.
Did You Know:
The sea myrtle is one of the few shrubs suitable to strive in salt-tolerant soils and is oftentimes found along shorelines known for producing salt-spray.