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Set B6 - Wild Flowers Series 2 - card information

30. Rock Samphire
(Crithmum maritimum L.)

30. Rock Samphire

On the west and south coasts of Britain this plant may be found growing from crevices in the rocks and cliffs, sometimes in great masses. It flowers in mid-Summer and, in spite of the peculiar fleshy appearance of its leaves and stems, it belongs to that large family, the Umbelliferae. In the old days housewives used Samphire for pickling, and it was regularly harvested.