Common Sea-Blite

Latin Name:

Suaeda maritima

Manx Name:

Blite ny marrey


July - September

Locations where this species is found:

Also known as seepweed, this rather unremarkable-looking plant grows in salt marshes and can be found in abundance at Langness.

Much like marsh samphire, this plant was once burned to produce soda ash that was used in glassmaking.

Sea blite is edible but rather salty, so it is often mixed with other vegetables rather than eaten alone.

The Manx name for this plant is "Blite ny marrey".
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