Rock Samphire (Crithmum maritimum)

This is a common plant of the Dorset coast around the shingle beaches but especially at the foot of cliffs and along land slips.

Rock Samphire is a member of the carrot family and is not related to Golden Samphire which is a daisy.

I believe the leaves of Rock Samphire was (is?) collected to eat in salads.

Flowering around much of the coast of England from June to August Rock Samphire is especially well established here in Dorset.

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