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  • Salicornia is a genus of succulent, salt tolerant plants that grow in salt marshes, on beaches, and among mangroves.
  • Common names for the genus include glasswort, pickleweed, and marsh samphire; these common names are also used for some species not in Salicornia.
  • The Salicornia species are small, usually less than 30 cm tall, succulent herbs with a jointed horizontal main stem and erect lateral branches.
  • The leaves are small and scale-like and as such the plant may appear leafless. Many species are green, but their foliage turns red in autumn.
  • The hermaphrodite flowers are wind pollinated, and the fruit is small and succulent and contains a single seed.
  • Salicornia species can generally tolerate immersion in salt water. They use the c4 pathway to take in carbon dioxide from the surrounding atmosphere.
  • Salicornia europaea is highly edible, either cooked or raw.
  • Samphire is usually cooked, either steamed or microwaved, and then coated in butter. After cooking, it resembles seaweed in colour, and the flavour and texture are like young spinach stems or asparagus, and despite its texture when raw, after cooking is not at all stringy or tough.
  • Samphire is very often used as a suitably maritime accompaniment to fish or seafood.
  • In addition to Salicornia europaea, the seeds of Salicornia bigelovii yield a highly edible oil. Salicornia bigelovii's edibility is compromised somewhat because it contains saponins, which are toxic under certain conditions.
  • The ashes of glasswort and saltwort plants and of kelp were long used as a source of soda ash (mainly Sodium carbonate) for glassmaking and soapmaking.
  • There are experimental fields of Salicornia in Eritrea, Africa and Sonora, Mexico aimed at the production of biodiesel.
  • Salicornia
  • Salicornia and Sarcocornia
  • Glasswort
  • Salicornia History
  • Salicornia europaea
  • Salicornia bigelovii Torr
  • Salicornia virginica


  • Salicornia freitagii  a new species from Turkey
  • A new species of Salicornia (Chenopodiaceae) from European Russia
  • Growth and Survival of the halophyte Salicornia europaea L. under saline field  conditions
  • Di Pattern of Salicornia Vegetative Growth in Relation to Fertilization
  • Critical Phosphorus Levels for Salicornia Growth


  • Effect of the amphipod Corophium volutator on the colonisation of mud by the halophyte Salicornia europaea
  • Effect of Salinity and Waterlogging on Growth and Survival of Salicornia europaea L., an Inland Halophyte
  • Phytochemical Investigation of Salicornia fruticosa (L.) And Their Biological Activity
  • Mortality of the Salt Marsh Species Salicornia europaea and Atriplex
    prostrata (Chenopodiaceae) in Response to Inundation
  • Effect of Nacl concentration on productivity and Mineral composiiton of Plausible representative of LSS photosynthesizing component
  • Standing Stock, Agar Yield and Properties of Gracilaria salicornia Harvested along the Tanzanian Coast
  • Selenium Speciation in Salicornia bigelovii: Plant-Mediated Reduction of Selenate for the Remediation of Selenium Contaminated Soil
  • Herbal extracts of salicornia species, process of preparation thereof, use thereof against tuberculosis
  • Antitubercular extracts of Salicornia brachiata
  • A protein extraction method compatible with proteomic analysis for the euhalophyte Salicornia europaea
  • Cultivation of Halophytes to Reduce Drainage Volumes on the Westside San Joaquin Valley of California
  • Protein Fractionation and Properties of salicornia Meal
  • Project Salicornia: Halophyte Cultivation in Sonora
  • Mexico Joins the Venture: Joint Implementation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
  • Dynamics and Ecosystem threats of Bidirectional Cordgrass Hybridization in San Francisco Bay
  • Salicornia, oil-yielding plant for coastal belts
  • Macrofaunal succession and community structure in Salicornia marshes of southern California
  • Clarifying the taxonomy of Salicornia sensu lato of the NorthEastern united states
Nurseries and Suppliers
  • Nursery in California
  • Nursery in Victoria
  • Nursery in UK
  • Hepasar Ltd