The Crithmum maritimum sea fennel is a perennial plant with a striated stems, which branched woody at the baseand It can grow up to 60 cm.
C. maritimum also called samphire, rock samphire, or sea fennel.
It grows in coastalareas, on rocky or sandy shores.
It blooms in summer, forming umbelliferouses of 8-36 rays, where flowerscome.
The fruit consists of two pods.
Sea fennel can grow insoils with very high salinity.
It tolerates in hightemperatures, while it has a limitedneed moisture and high tolerance to salinity.
Crithmum maritimum contains essential oils, mineral salts, iodineand vitamins
You can harvest the leaves and tender sprouts before
blossom 2 or 3 times a year.