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Samphire

Samphire
Posted by Audrey J. Harper from CT on 2002-04-05 15:40:21

A year ago I bought a grayish succulent plant at a regional flower show. And then was unable to find anyone who could identify it for me. Recently I found something that looks very much like it in a herb catalog - Samphire (Crithmum maritimum) -or Sea Fennel. My questions are 1) is it really useful for digestive problems (as the catalog says)? and 2) is it hardy in southern CT (zone 51/2)?

Audrey J. Harper

  • Samphire
    Posted by Newt from Maryland zone 7 on 2002-04-09 20:03:58

    Quoting Audrey J. Harper: ------------
    -A year ago I bought a grayish succulent plant at a regional flower show. And then was unable to find anyone who could identify it for me. Recently I found something that looks very much like it in a herb catalog - Samphire (Crithmum maritimum) -or Sea Fennel. My questions are 1) is it really useful for digestive problems (as the catalog says)? and 2) is it hardy in southern CT (zone 51/2)?

    What is zone 5 1/2? Anyway, I did a search at www.google.com and it says it is only hardy in zones 8 to 10 and it's a desert plant.
    http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Apiaceae/Crithmum_maritimum.html

    It does seem to have several medicinal uses, from skin care to weight loss.

    Newt
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