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Related to glasswort: Sea purslane
  • noun

Synonyms for glasswort

bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves

fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers

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If one is in a restaurant and has, say, rabbit sausage or pickled glasswort on hand, it makes the recipes easier and faster to make.
Three of the most successful are saltwort, glasswort and sea purslane, all waxy-leaved succulents that often grow together in red or green mats.
Piping Plovers (Charadrius melodus), Snowy Plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus) and other small Charadrius plovers were uncommon, occurring mainly on high mudflats and algal flats before these were covered with glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii).
Although nearly devoid of vegetation in November 1992, some of the mudflats within 50 m of the usual water's edge became partially covered with glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii) during December-February 1992-1993.
There was no increase in glasswort density during the second winter, but dead glasswort stalks remained on the flats during the second winter.
Snowy Plovers foraged both near and far from the water's edge, while Piping and Semipalmated Plovers foraged mainly on the wet flats near the water's edge (below the glasswort zone, once it became established).
Samphire has emerald-green knobbly stems, sometimes known as sea fennel, poor man's asparagus or glasswort from when it was used in the glassmaking industry.
The young stalks of a plant that grows on rocks at the ocean's edge, also known as samphire or glasswort.
Sometimes referred to as sea asparagus, but more accurately called glasswort, samphire is found on coastlines and is mainly harvested, in the UK, from the mud flats of East Anglia from June to September.
In the Mediterranean, soda glass was more common, the soda being obtained either from mineral deposits or from the glasswort plant, known as barilla in Spain where much of it came from.
The domestic variety is also known as glasswort, sea pickle, and marsh samphire.