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Choose salt-tolerant plants

Photo: Lampranthus spectabilis

Lampranthus spectabilis (trailing iceplant) is a highly salt-tolerant ground cover, according to some scientists.

Assessing salt tolerance

The salt tolerance of a plant is often defined as the degree to which the plant can withstand, without significant adverse effects, moderate or high concentrations of salt in water on its leaves or in the soil within reach of its roots.

In practice, salt tolerance is a relative term. Researchers who assess and describe such phenomena often rely on definitions of degrees of tolerance that are specific to their particular studies.

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