Low-growing on muddy saltmarsh. Succulent plant with wide fruiting flower-head.
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Could it be Rock Samphire?
I've never seen this red-flowered form before. Is it common?
Bob Ford, I don't know how common this red flowered variety is, but I spotted some on the southern beach at Hengistbury Head a couple of days ago and it looked to be very healthy and established. I havn't seen it eslewhere in the area yet, although there are examples of white flowered Samphire along the front on Bournemouth beach.
The red bits are ripe fruits, not flowers.
Lat/Lng: 51.2081, -3.0472
OS grid ref: ST269459