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Glasswort

Observed: 22nd September 2011 By: PhilT69PhilT69’s reputation in PlantsPhilT69’s reputation in PlantsPhilT69’s reputation in PlantsPhilT69’s reputation in Plants
Glasswort?
Description:

Low-growing on muddy saltmarsh. Succulent plant with wide fruiting flower-head.

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ranon.2011's picture

Could it be Rock Samphire?

Could it be Rock Samphire?

bobthebirder's picture

rock samphire

I've never seen this red-flowered form before. Is it common?

Bob Ford

ranon.2011's picture

Bob Ford, I don't know how

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.

cicuta58's picture

Fruits

The red bits are ripe fruits, not flowers.

cicuta58