Beaded Samphire
Sarcocornia quinqueflora

Summary

Is a low growing succulent found in coastal regions, particularly salt marshes and estuarine environments. Branches or stems are sprawling to shortly erect, and made up of 5-20 mm long, cylindric or cup-shaped segments

The new growth is edible, with a distinctly salty taste


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Habitat

Coastal regions, particularly salt marshes and estuarine environments

Distribution

Native to all Australian states and to New Zealand

Size

Grows to 30 cm tall, sometimes to 50 cm but often much shorter and forming mats to only a few cm height

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This distribution guide is provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
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