Crithmum Maritimum - Rock Samphire / Sea Fennel
Found on the coasts of the British Isles, the Mediterranean and North Africa, Crithmum is an edible plant that can be pickled or eaten raw, traditionally used as a common scurvy preventative.
Requiring full sun to thrive, it grows as a small bush, traditionally on rock faces, with fleshy grey-green narrow leaflets. Stems reach up to around 40cm long, with the leaflets only around 3-4cm long, needle-like in shape. Umbels of green-yellow flowers appear from late spring through to the early autumn months. Can be grown as a trailing or hanging plant.
Fully hardy to -15°C.