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Sea Purslane (Halimione Portulacoides)

A sea side plant belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family - so related to marsh samphire/glasswort. It's common on salt marshes in southern and eastern England and also on parts of the Welsh coast. The plant grows up to 75cm talland has dull yellow flowers from July to September. The succulent oval leaves are good in salads or can be boiled and served in the style of French beans. The leaves can also be pickled like samphire. See 'Samphire' Insert

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