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Perennial Glasswort

Salicornia perennis

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Saltmarshes, seaside.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Minute flowers with yellow anthers. Usually in groups of 3 in the leaf nodes along the stem.
Fruit:
Succulent, fleshy one-seeded fruit.
Leaves:
Perennial Glasswort is only shrubby Glasswort species in the UK. It has slightly woody stems and is tinged with orange as it ages. The translucent leaves are scale-like and attached to the main stem.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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