Irish wildflowers

Purple Glasswort, Salicornia ramosissima Photos: Dungarvan, Co.Waterford

Purple Glasswort
Salicornia ramosissima
Family: Chenopodiaceae

Flowering August-October. Annual. Native.

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       Purple Glasswort, Salicornia ramosissima


Purple Glasswort, Salicornia ramosissima
Purple Glasswort, Salicornia ramosissima. Dungarvan, County Waterford. September 2008

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