Photos: Dungarvan, Co.Waterford
Very variable in colour and habitat, difficult to distinguish from S. europaea.
Flowers in threes. Stems knobbly, dark-green becoming deep reddish-purple.
Single or much-branched. Erect or procumbent growth, to 40cm.
Coastal, middle and upper zones of salt-marshes. Mainly S, SE Ireland.
Identified by Paul Green
Glassworts, Salicornia agg.
Purple Glasswort, Salicornia ramosissima. Dungarvan, County Waterford. September 2008