DR KEITH WHEELER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR KEITH WHEELER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Rock samphire (Crithmum maritimum) on a wall at high tide. This coastal perennial is edible. The growing leaf tips have culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses. They can be boiled and pickled with salt, vinegar and spices for use as a food. Rock samphire was a popular vegetable in Shakespeare's time.
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