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Sarcocornia pacifica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
All along the coasts of eastern and western N. America, except the far north.
Sandy sea strands and borders of salt marshes[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. This species is closely related to Sarcocornia perennis[
]. The plants native habitat will give some idea of its cultivation needs.
Leaves and stems - cooked or pickled[
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in spring, in a greenhouse in a light sandy compost. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division might be possible in the spring.