Definition of sea heath in English:

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sea heath

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A small woody creeping plant of European salt marshes, bearing a superficial resemblance to heather.
  • Frankenia laevis, family Frankeniaceae.
Example sentences
  • Sea heath and sea lavender create a spectacular natural border to the embankment path.
  • Among these on the newer dunes are sea-holly and sea bindweed, and at the edges of older dunes are slender centaury, knotted pearlwort and sea-heath.
  • Sea campion, thrift and bird's-foot trefoil flourish here alongside many rarer plants such as sea kale, sea pea and sea heath.

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