Salicornia Species, Common Glasswort

Salicornia europaea

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Salicornia (sal-eye-KOR-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: europaea (yoo-ROH-pay-a) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 3, 2018, janelp_lee from Toronto, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have found there is a supermarket near me do carry 100g packet in produce isle! I bought one just being curious, the taste of it is rather salty. I guess they should be eaten with other food.

I have picked few are firmer and thicker ones to grow, it will be fun to find out how long or whether they will root or not. In theory they can be propagated by cuttings.

It is actually an annual, not perennial!

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On Apr 11, 2012, soul_surfer from Spokane Valley, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Thank you Sharilou for posting the link to 'victoriana' in the UK. They have a nice selection of several interesting and hard to find plants, but it turns out that they're not very helpful since they refuse to send even seeds outside the UK (not that I blame them mind you, but all the same again it's of little use to the rest of us).

There's apparently a firm in the NL that will wholesale this delicious but generally unknown culinary plant (outside N. Europe) but at a very steep price, so in essence there seems to be no reliable source outside of the UK, NL and other parts of the EU for now.

Hopefully that could change someday though, especially if chefs (& the rest of us) in the US & Canada get turned on to this prized and trendy culinary treat (that also yi... read more

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On Sep 9, 2011, Sherilou from Panhandle Gulf Coast, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Also known as Marsh Samphire or Poor Man's Asparagus.
http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/vegetable_plants/samphire...

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