Tag: halophyte

Pickleweed (Batis maritima) – Edible Coastal Vegetable

Pickleweed (Batis maritima), also called ʻākulikuli kai in Hawai’i, is a succulent creeping shrub within the Bataceae family. It is native to tropical and subtropical America as well as the Galapagos Islands, and is commonly known as saltwort or pickleweed. B. maritima was accidentally introduced, and first collected on Sand Island in Hawai’i in 1859. …

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Where, When and How to Forage Pickleweed (Batis maritima)

Aloha! Did you know that there is an abundance of pickleweed (Batis maritima) at all times of the year in Hawai’i that is begging you (or at least I am LOL) to forage. You can add to many of your staple meals for a nice salty punch! The leaves, stems, seeds and roots are edible …

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