Sea Milkwort

Sea Milkweed

Glaux maritima

  • rhizome is edible after prolonged boiling.

  • young leaves can be used as a flavoring agent.

  • plant was traditionally consumed with grease, and only before bedtime, due to drowsiness effects.

  • grows in inland marshes, wet meadowlands, and coastal tidelines.

  • warning: may cause sleepiness and/or nausea if eaten in quantity.

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