Saturday, June 6, 2009

Wetland Plant of the Week #20

Baccharis angustifolia

Saltwater false willow

Baccharis angustifolia is an Obligate perennial shrub and member of the Asteraceae Family; it displays erect slender stems with narrow, single veined, succulent leaves that alternate. Saltwater false willow can commonly be found near the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains.

This one was photographed two weeks ago near the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge.

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