Irish wildflowers


Photos: Co.Cork and Co.Waterford

Glassworts
Salicornia agg.
Lus na gloine
Family: Chenopodiaceae

Flowering: August-September. Succulent annuals. Native.
Minute green flowers in groups of 1-3 at nodes. Succulent branched stems with jointed segments. Edible. Very variable. Coastal, muddy or sandy salt-marshes.
Six species are recorded for Ireland:
  Long-spiked Glasswort, S. dolichostachya
  Common Glasswort, S. europaea.
  Yellow Glasswort, S. fragilis
  Shiny Glasswort, S. nitens
  One-flowered Glasswort, S. pusilla.
  Purple Glasswort, S. ramosissima.
     

Photographs below:
One-flowered Glasswort, S. pusilla. Purple Glasswort, S. ramosissima. Common Glasswort, S. europaea.


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