Family : Chenopodiaceae
The Tecticornia species are commonly known as Glassworts. Glassworts are a mass of barrel shaped, bulbous, jointed stems that grow in the tidal flats. These creepers normally grow to 30 cm in height. They can be a range of colours depending on salt concentration and moisture, from light green to bright red.
Glassworts are bisexual plants and have very tiny flowers. Fruits of this plant are small seeds that are about 1mm in size. Flowers and fruit most commonly appear in winter. These plants are often mistaken for the Beadweed as they are similar in appearance and habit, collectively known as “samphires”. Both are found in similar areas of the coastline and grow well together.
Glassworts are good ground covers for gardens and provide shelter for lizards and other wildlife. They are hardy and adapt to a wide range of conditions.
|Flowers||June to July|
|Fruit||June to August|
|Fauna Habitat||Insects and Others|
|Soils||Well Drained Soil|
|Amount of Sun||Full Sun|
|Amount of Water||Moderately Wet Areas to Wet Areas|
|Salt Tolerance||Extremely Tolerant|
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