Scaevola sericea: Sea Lettuce

Scaevola sericea also known as Sea Lettuce, Sea Cabbage, Beach Naupaka, Half-flower, Hawaiian Half-flower, Merambong [Malay] is a flowering plant found in open coastal locations of the tropical areas of the Indo-Pacific.

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It is a large bush reaching up to about 4 m in height, it grows very close to the sea exposed to the salt spray, usually on sandy or pebbly soils.

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Photos: DFNP, Singapore 20120514

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