Stem. - Two to five feet high. Leaves. - Pale, thickish, oblong or lance-shaped, toothed. Flower-heads. - Pink, small, in flat-topped clusters, composed entirely of tubular flowers.
In the salt marshes where we find the starry sea pinks and the feathery sea lavender, we notice a pallid-looking plant whose pink flower-buds are long in opening. It is late summer or autumn before the salt marsh fleabane is fairly in blossom. There is a strong fragrance to the plant which hardly suggests camphor, despite its specific title.