- plant is edible raw but better when cooked/boiled.
- top-half of stems can be harvested, allowing the bottom to grow a new shoot.
- plant has a salty taste.
- plant is best when gathered before flowering.
- varieties in the Pacific Northwest are
Red Glasswort (Salicornia rubra) and
American Glasswort (Salicornia virginica).
- grows in saltwater marshes and in the salty soil near high-tide areas.