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Suaeda maritima L.- Herbaceous , (Latin: Suaeda means Black Salt) Annual, herb-like plant, native to coastal regions & happy in salty soils so flavour is very salty. Related to Samphire & Goosefoot family, growing to 1ft., Small Green flowers Jul to Oct, rich red stems & foliage during autumn (Leaf is Red when salt saturated), seeds ripen from Aug. Wind pollinated & self-fertile. Young fernlike leaves eaten raw, steamed, stir-fried or blanched & is a great complement to seafood or a nice addition to salad? Young shoots are pickled in vinegar & eaten on its own, seeds eaten raw or boiled. , Seed Count Approx - 400+ avg,.......... Seeds sent outside the United Kingdom may incur Higher Shipping / Handling Charges