Blite, Sea

Medical Herbs Catalogue


Blite, Sea

otanical: Sueada fruticosa Synonym---Shrubby Sea Blite

The Shrubby Sea-Blite is one of our rarer British species. It grows on sandy and shingly beaches, mostly on the east coast, but it is very common in the warmer parts of Europe and also in Northern Africa and Western Asia.

It is a shrubby, erect, branching, evergreen, perennial plant, 2 to 5 feet high, with thick and succulent, semi-cylindrical, bluntish, pale-green leaves, and small stalkless flowers, either solitary, or two or three together.

It is one of the plants burned in Southern Europe for the manufacture of barilla.