Herb: Golden Samphire
Latin name: Inula crithmoides
Edible parts of Golden Samphire:Young leaves - raw or cooked. They are occasionally used as a potherb. The fleshy leaves and young shoots are pickled and used as a relish in salads etc. They are sometimes used as an adulterant of the true samphire, Crithmum maritimum.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Salt marshes, shingle banks and maritime cliffs and rocks on the south and west coasts of Britain.
Propagation of Golden Samphire:Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed, it is worthwhile trying a sowing in situ in the spring or the autumn.
Cultivation of the herb:Salt marshes, shingle banks and maritime cliffs and rocks on the south and west coasts of Britain.
Medicinal use of Golden Samphire:None known
Known hazards of Inula crithmoides:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.