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Jaumea carnosa (Marsh jaumea)

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Copyright © 2006 Mary Jo Adams

 

This is a low lying plant with fleshy cylindrical leaves and small (1/2 inch diameter) yellow flowers.  It is found above the tide line on beaches and in salt marshes where it often grows among pickleweed (Salicornia sp.).  It is a member of the aster family and blooms July to September.  This species is native to the Pacific Northwest.  Other common names for it are fleshy jaumea and salty Susan.

 

This page was created by Mary Jo Adams on 9/3/06.

 

 

photo of marsh jaumea