Thrift splashes of colour in the granite
of Stångehuvud in early summer        

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In May and early June the Thrift is blooming in rock crevices on Stångehuvud. This species is a real survivor in its environment. Soon the top soil of the cracks will dry in the summer, but the Thrift has both short and longer roots that can reach deep into the cracks, where they can find enough moisture and nutrients to survive even during long dry periods in the summer.

The evaporation of water in the plant is decreased by narrow leaves and by microscopic salt glands on the leaves abundance of salt can be excreted.

Triften has its blooming peak in late spring and early summer, but single specimens can bloom until late autumn. On the picture to the right below the buds of thrift are surrounded by flowering scurvy grass.