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Salicornia

Salicornia spp.

Sarcocornia quinqueflora by Melburnian (CC BY 3.0)

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Salicornia Overview

Genus with around 26 succulent annual species that are found in salt-marshes, beaches and along mangroves in salty environments. They are commonly called glasswort, marsh samphire, pickleweed and picklegrass. This genus contains some species which are consumed under the names sean beans, samphire greens or sea asparagus. Older growth may develop woody bases and foliage is fleshy, cylindrical in shape, jointed, smooth and terminates in an inflorescence of small white-pink flowers partially hidden by modified leaves around the flowers called bracts.