is from the batis or carpet-weed family. It is a
low growing woody shrub from 2 to 3 feet long.
Its leaves contain a salty juice giving it the
name pickleweed. The tiny leaves are spike
shaped, and are about 1 inch in length. The
'Akulikuli's leaves are narrow, with red to
green stems and thick leaves.Tiny green flowers
appear at the tip the plant.
West Indies ashes of this plant are used to make
glass and soap.
Hawaii, it grows in coastal habitats including
the edges of fresh, brackish ,and saltwater
ponds. Plants do well in full shade.