Arthrocnemum fruticosum (L.) Moq.
Salicornia corticosa (Meyen) Walp.
Salicornia europaea fruticosa L.
Salicornia fruticosa (L.) L.
Salicornia gaudichaudiana Moq.
Salicornia herbacea fruticosa L.
Salicornia peruviana Kunth
Suaeda corticosa Meyen
Common Name: Glasswort
Sarcocornia fruticosa is a succulent, perennial plant with erect, much-branched stems that do not form roots; it grows 50 - 150cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of potash.
Throughout the Mediterranean Region apart from Syria and Lebanon
By the seashore, especially in salt marshes[
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Sarcocornia fruticosa is a plant of coastal areas around the Mediterranean, experiencing a climate that is hot and dry in the summer, cool and moist in the winter.
Leaves - raw[
]. A brackish taste[
The whole plant is used in the treatment of eczema and other skin diseases[
The ashes of the plant, and of allied species, yield soda which is used in making soap and glass[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots. Grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring, after the last expected frosts.