Glaux maritima ssp. obtusifolia
Range: common in coastal BC, less frequent elsewhere; circumpolar, widespread in arctic and temperate NA; Eurasia.
Ecology: Tideflats, coastal marshes and beaches.
Notes: Another subspecies occurs in alkaline marshes and inland meadows in BC. It was called ‘milk-wort’ because an infusion could be brewed from the plant and given to nursing mothers in order to increase their milk supply.
- Pojar, J. and A. MacKinnon. 1994. Plants of Coastal British Columbia: including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing. Vancouver. 528 p.