Glasswort , Sea Asparagus

Salicornia spp.

  • plant is edible raw but better when cooked/boiled.

  • top-half of stems can be harvested, allowing the bottom to grow a new shoot.

  • plant has a salty taste.

  • plant is best when gathered before flowering.

  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include Red glasswort (Salicornia rubra) and American glasswort (Salicornia virginica).

  • grows in saltwater marshes and in the salty soil near high-tide areas.

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