These plants thrive in salty conditions – but at certain times of the year, many edible plants are found near the coast.
1 Quinoa (Atriplex) grows by an average of 90 cm, has a bright stems, pale green or arrow-shaped leaves and triangular ears of small greenish-white flowers. It grows in salty soil, some species are far on land. Cook the young leaves.
2 Beets seaside (Beta maritima) – creeper is reddish in color, with long petiolate, leathery dark green leaves and inflorescences of small green flowers. It grows on European coasts. The leaves are edible raw or cooked.
3 Marine mustard (Cakile) has an average size of 30 cm, the leaves are fleshy blue-green tones, purple or purplish flowers, seed pods ovoid. Sharp-tasting leaves and young seed pods can be eaten raw or used as a seasoning.
4 Salicornia (Salicornia) is often distributed in saline conditions. He has a thick yellow-green stems of connecting up to 30 cm tall. Some tight single shoots grow up to 15 cm high on the banks, flooded tide and exposed shimmer. Tiny flowers are barely visible. Sea fennel (Crithmum maritimum) squat and bushy, with umbrellas yellow; plant is not related, but it is growing on the pebbles and rocks. His thick, hairless stems and fleshy gray-green leaves of the narrow leaves are edible. Cook and sucks meaty part.
5 Lozhechnitsa (Cochlearia) the average is 25 cm high and has dark green fleshy heart-shaped or kidney-shaped (oval-curved) leaves and small white or pink flowers. Often grows in abundance on the coast. Very bitter, it is best to soak in the water, but it is rich in vitamin C, which if gets caught, then just have to eat it.
6 Katran seaside, sea kale (Crambe maritima), like a cabbage, with thick gray-green leaves, chetyrehle pestkovymi-white flowers and round seed pods. It grows on European coasts. Very tough leaves are better cook. Underground stems can be cut and how to boil.
7 feverweed seaside (Eryngium mariti) – thistle-like plant, the average height of 60 cm, with sharp, color blue ice leaves and blue thistle head. It grows on the northern shores of Europe. Digs long roots, cut, cook.
8 Mertenziya seaside (Mertensia maritime) – creeping, forming vegetation plant with oval leaves and blossoms of blue-purple flowers. It grows in the northern European coasts. Foliage edible raw or cooked.
9 Ligustikum Scottish (Ligusticum scoticum) a squat, smelling celery plant up to 90 cm, often with purple stems, with bright green leaves and heads of small white flowers. It grows in the northern European coasts. Raw leaves are rich in vitamin C. You can add them and cut stems into another meal. Some of the same plants are found in other places.
Vegetation of the tropical coast, is likely to be represented mainly by palm trees, while in the tropics of the Old World can be found:
Pandanus (Pandanus) in the English language is also called the "spiral pine" because of its thin spiral grouped leaves. They can often be identified by a variety of air stilted roots at the base of the trunk. Knotted round multipartite fruits all year round and there are many varieties are a good food. Mombin (Spondias) can also occur in the coastal region. Ximena (Ximenia caffra) – small, usually spiked tree, in which is similar to the plum fruit is edible pulp. There are several different species in different tropical regions. Other plants include grain-Dill (passion fruit), which are often found in tropical coasts of the Americas, and sezuvium (Sesuvium), with a thick stem that grows near the beach and the salt water, the whole plant is edible.