Samphires

Samphires

About Samphires

Samphire is a name given to a number of distinct edible plants that happen to grow in coastal areas. Rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum is a coastal species with white flowers that grows in the United Kingdom. This is probably the species mentioned by Shakespeare in King Lear.Golden samphire, Inula crithmoides is a coastal species with yellow flowers that grows across Eurasia.Marsh samphire is another name given to the edible glassworts, genus Salicornia.Samphire is commonly used to describe plants from the Australian genus of succulent coastal plants Tecticornia, and from the cosmopolitan genus Sarcocornia.