COMMERCIAL NURSERY – WETLAND PLANT
Sarcocornia quinqueflora – Beaded Samphire, Bead Weed, Beaded Glasswort or Glasswort
Beaded Samphire is a perennial succulent or sub-shrub growing to about half a metre in height but often forms a low spreading ground cover. The fleshy stems are segmented into cylindrical or barrel-shaped segments and it has no leaves. Bead weed is usually green, but in conditions of stress it turns red. Grows on mudflats, seashore and saline areas that flood, and is well adapted to coping with high salt levels.
Uses: Excellent coastal ground cover, soil binding