Family, Buckwheat. Color, white or pink. (See White Flowers, p. 58.)

P. prolificum. - Color of sepals, green tipped with pink, giving a rosy hue to the flowers. Stem, rigid, much branched, prostrate or ascending, 1 to 4 feet long. Leaves, small, linear to lance-shaped, growing at the joints of the internodes which are short and sheathed with large, silvery ocrea. These become frayed and bristly. July to September.

A seashore plant, found from Maine to Florida.