Samphire

  • norfolk samphire (salicornia europaea)

    samphire is a name given to a number of succulent salt-tolerant plants (halophytes) that tend to be associated with water bodies.

    • rock samphire, crithmum maritimum is a coastal species with white flowers that grows in the united kingdom and the isle of man.[1] this is probably the species mentioned by shakespeare in king lear.[2]
    • golden samphire, limbarda crithmoides is a coastal species with yellow flowers that grows across eurasia.
    • several species in the genus salicornia, known as "marsh samphire" in britain.[3]
    • blutaparon vermiculare, central america, southeastern north america
    • tecticornia, australia
    • sarcocornia, cosmopolitan.
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Norfolk Samphire (Salicornia europaea)

Samphire is a name given to a number of succulent salt-tolerant plants (halophytes) that tend to be associated with water bodies.