Frankenia pulverulenta (Linnaeus, 1753)
Common names: Bulg: Frankeniya.
Order (Scientific): TAMARICALES.
Family (Scientific): FRANKENIACEAE.
Taxonomic descriptions: The stem is upright or laid down, 10 to 30 cm high, branched, thick, simply fibrous. Entire blades, 4-6 in nodes; the florets are gathered in semi-umbels, synoescious and reddish at the tips of twigs or their offshoots. The receptacle is 4-5 - cotyledonous, pipe-like; 4-5 petals, narrowed at the bottom; 4-6 stamens; mono-ovule ovary; the style with 3-4 stigmata; the fruit is a box.
Black Sea Regional level:
Subregion level: CE
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Salty coastal sands and clay soils. Humidity and salinity.
Biology: Annual herbaceous plant. Blooms July-August, propagates August-September. Reproduces through seeds.
Population trends: Rapidly declining.
Threats: Anthropological activities.
Conservation measures taken: Included in the list of protected plants in Bulgaria.
Conservation measures proposed: Confirmation of the sites and declaring them protected.
Compiled by: M.Filipova.