halophyte definition

  • noun:
    • A plant modified to residing in a saline environment.
    • Any plant that tolerates an environment having increased salt content
    • A plant found developing in salt marshes, or perhaps in the sea.
    • The saltwort, a plant, like those associated with the genera Salicornia, Salsola, and Su├Žda, inhabiting sodium marshes and sea-coasts. The ash after burning contains barilla and other salts.
    • In phytogeography, a plant adapted toward absorption of common salt or any other salts and restricted to or preferring a salty substratum, because the ocean or even the sea-shore.
    • plant developing normally in really salty earth

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