Beach Elder -Iva imbricata
Woody shrub that is salt, poor soil, and drought tolerant. Grows up to 3.5 ft. Landscape value. Habitats include coastal areas in Zones 8+, such as upper dunes, bay beaches, mangrove areas, and salt marshes. Commonly identified by its saw-toothed, lance-shaped leaves. Spreads vegetatively and by seeds in Summer to Fall. Thick colonies are common. Excellent for dune restoration. Wildlife food source.
Salt/Sun/Wind/Drought/Poor Soil Tolerance * Landscape Value * Zones 8+