(Batis maritima)

The white or yellow minute flowers are found year-round, mostly April-summer, at the base of a fleshy cone-like structure in the leaf axils. It is known to be one of the major colonizers after loss of mangroves due to hurricanes. In the West Indies, the leaves are used to treat venereal disease and as a poultice on cuts. The salty leaves can be eaten raw, pickled, or used to make a puree.

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