Botanical name: Suaeda maritima Family: Chenopodiaceae (Cat tail family)
Synonyms: Chenopodium maritimum
Annual Sea-Blite is an annual herb frequently found on seashores, in saltmarsh, mud, sand, sometimes below tideline. Leaves are fleshy, semi-cylindrical, 1-2 mm wide. Flower are tiny, 1-2 mm in diameter. Flowers occur 1-3 together in axils of upper leaves, each with 5 green triangular sepals, no petals, and 5 pale yellow stamens. The plant is variable in habit and leaf shape. Annual Sea-Blite is distributed world-wide, native to some place and naturalized in others.
Identification credit: Shekhar Marathe
The flower labeled Annual Sea-Blite is ...