Taxonomy

Salicornia europaea | Common Glasswort | Lus an ghaill

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Salt-marshes

Life cycle

Annual

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

A halophyte (can tolerate high salt content). Can be seen more commonly for sale in grocery shops as a vegetable. Experimental trials at growing Salicornia for the production of biodiesel are being carried out in the middle-east.

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