Sea Asparagus
  • 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.
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