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To be distinguished from the OpenGL Auxiliary Library GLAux.
Glaux maritima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Myrsinaceae
Genus: Glaux
Species: G. maritima
Binomial name
Glaux maritima

Glaux is a monotypic genus of flowering plants containing the single species Glaux maritima, which is known by a number of common names, including sea milkwort, sea milkweed, and black saltwort. This is a plant of the family Myrsinaceae (formerly Primulaceae).


Glaux maritima is a native to Europe and North America. The plant grows in coastal habitats and mesic interior habitats, in both wet ground and water. It is also known from alkaline meadows in desert regions in Utah, at elevations of up to 2600 m (8500 ft).[1]


This plant differs from all other genera of the former Primulaceae in having apetalous flowers with a pink, petaloid calyx. It is generally pentamerous both in the calyx and the seed capsule.


  1. ^ Cholewa, A. F. Primulacaeae, Primrose Family. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science.

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