Category: coastal

 Sea Kale / Edible / Spring / Summer / Autumn Scientific Name: Crambe Maritima Family: BrassicaceaeAlso known as: Crambe.Habitat: Some coastal regions of the Black and Baltic Seas and North western Europe, but absent in the Mediteranean.  It grows above the tide line, preferring sandy or shingle beaches Description: Crambe maritima…

 Sea Leek / Edible / Summer / Autumn Scientific NameAllium ampeloprasum FamilyAmaryllidaceae Also known asWild Leek, Sea Leeks HabitatIt is thought to have been introduced to Britain, and is fairly uncommon so should only be picked if a large patch is found. It likes sandy or stony seaside locations, often…

 Sea Radish / Edible / Spring / Summer  Scientific NameRaphanus Maritima FamilyBrassicaceae or Cruciferae HabitatEurope, including Britain, from Scandanavia to the mediteranean and Black sea. It grows on the coast line, preferring sandy and stony shorelines just above the driftwood line.  DescriptionRaphanus Maritima is a BIENNIAL growing 0.8 m (2ft…

Sea Spray (Suaeda maritima) How to Identify Sea Blite  Edible Scientific NameSuaeda Maritima  FamilyAmaranthaceae Also known asSeepweed, Seaspray, Sea Rosemary (we’re trying to rename it Sea Samphire as its uses are so similar to that of Marsh Samphire) HabitatIt grows on salt marshes around the world, native to some places…

Sea Purslane (Halimione portulacoides ) How to Identify Sea Purslane Edible Botanical NameHalimione portulacoides Could be confused withHabitat and look make this plant near impossible to confuse with anything. Range and DistributionTemperate regions of Europe including the UK, Asia and Northern Africa HabitatCoastal areas, specifically salt marshes and sandy areas…

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) How to Identify Sea Buckthorn Edible Common NamesSea Buckthorn, Buckthorn, Tang Bush, Sea Berry. Botanical NameHippophae Rhamnoides. Meaning of Botanical NameThe Latin Hippo meaning horse and phaos meaning to shine has been given to sea buckthorn as it was observed that horses that ate the leaves…

Sea Beet (Beta vulgaris maritima) How to Identify Sea Beet Edible Botanical NameBeta vulgaris maritima Could be confused withPossibly confused with Sea Kale ( ) See Page. Range and DistributionCoastal areas of Europe including the UK and Asia HabitatFound growing on shingle beaches, coastlines, and wastelands by the coast. Physical…

Sea Arrowgrass (Triglochin maritima) How to Identify Sea Arrowgrass Edible Botanical NameTriglochin maritima Known HazardsThe more green parts of the leaves store hydrocyanic acid which is practically cyanide, which can interfere with oxygen intake within the body, this is typically present during and after a draught. These amounts are typically…

Rock Samphire (Crithmum maritimum ) How to Identify Rock Samphire Edible Common NamesSamphire, Stone Samphire, Rock Samphire, Sea Fennel Botanical NameCrithmum maritimum Could be confused withNone, however, it is in the Umbelifer family so be sure to double-check identification Range and DistributionCoastal areas of Europe, from the Mediterranean to the…

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