We leave the vast beach and enter the salt marsh.
It is a tough and rough trip because there are no paths or roads on the whole island.
The salt-loving flora has developed its own way of separating the salt from the seawater.
This beautiful sea aster keeps the salinity in the plant manageable by storing it in its lower leaves.
The leaves die off due to the high salt content, which is clearly visible here.
The other plant is the marsh samphire, this plant parts contains much more salt than its root system.
The root system tranports the salt to the plant parts, after which they turn yellow or red and die.
After this, new plant parts will be created.
The salt loving flora contains large amounts of iron, iodine, calciu, vitamines B1 en B12.
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