Glasswort (Arthrocnemum fruticosum)

Perennial
Salicornia fruticosa. L.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Glasswort
Arthrocnemum fruticosum
Chenopodiaceae

The ashes of the plant, and of allied species, yield soda which is used in making soap and glass[1, 6].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw[2, 177]. A brackish taste[105].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots. Grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring, after the last expected frosts. Division.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. It is likely to require a sunny position in a well-drained soil.
S. Europe.

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