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Dune plants cheat sheet

If you’re out walking on a wild beach like that at Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen, be sure to check out some of the amazing native plant species that manage to survive some pretty harsh conditions — unrelenting sun, very little freshwater, drying wind, salt spray and little organic material in the soil for nutrients. 36 more words


Sea Rocket: tasty beach greens

Sea rocket, Cakile maritima, is a tasty and juicy plant found all along California’s coast. The whole plant is edible. Like other plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae), it has a strong spicy taste. 12 more words