Medicinal Shrubs: Sabal Palmetto, Palmetto and Salicornia, Glasswort

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  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,690 admin

    Another name for glasswort here in BC is sea asparagus. I've had the opportunity to harvest it on a visit to Vancouver Island. Absolutely delicious!!! There are three species listed in my plant atlas for BC; Salicornia pacifica, American Glasswort (which is the one I harvested), S. rubra, Red Glasswort (completely red) and S. depressa, Maritime Glasswort (kind of an orange-brown colour).

    I've never seen the latter two but will be on the look-out for them. We are planning a trip to Haida Gwaii (an archipelago off our northern coast) this summer.

    I hadn't looked at any of the medicinal properties.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,498 admin

    THat is like a great white whale for me. I keep looking for it but never find it!

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,690 admin

    Keep looking! You will enjoy it!