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1 Rock samphire, St Peter's herb, succulent plant of cliffs and saltmarshes (Crithmum maritimum, member of carrot family); grows on coastal rocks, and has fleshy aromatic leaves which may be eaten raw, boiled, or pickled. Also known as sea fennel.

2 Marsh samphire (glasswort, sea asparagus), Salicornia spp., grows in saltmarshes, is salty, and is eaten cooked as a vegetable.

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