Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Crithmum maritimum

Crithmum maritimum
A native umbellifer which has always impressed me with its compact semi-succulent almost sub-shrubby growth habit, attractively cut foliage and short pale flower stems. The creamy green flowers contrast nicely with the waxy jade green foliage.
Crithmum maritimum
A common shingle beach plant here in Sussex (the seeds were collected from plants at Lancing) alongside sea kale and yellow horned poppies but it grows happily in a well drained sunny site inland. The plant can apparently be used as a vegetable (known as rock samphire) and has a strong but not unpleasant flavour.
£8



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