In late autumn, you can see amazing landscapes and plants in Odessa.
The most expressive autumn image of the Tuzlivski Lymani nuclear power plant, located in the south of the Odessa region, is an exotic and attractive plant – Salicornia europaea, its Russian name is European Soleros.
“This is an amazing and simply fantastic plant of all world flora. It is a succulent perennial with a succulent branchy stem and reduced leaves. The young plant is emerald green in color, and with the onset of cold autumnal, it acquires red-violet and crimson tones and colors the banks of the Tuzli estuaries in many shades of red and pink.” – notes the scientist.
European soleros are edible, they are grown and added to salads, as well as as an accompaniment to fish and seafood dishes.
“Solonets grow on hypersaline soils around our estuaries. In Turkey, it is called sea pea or sea bean and is used in cooking. It is found in all shallow waters or dry coastal areas estuaries of the national natural park “Tuzlov Estuaries”, but it is characteristic of all brackish and salt water estuaries of the Black Sea region. – says Ivan Rusev.