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Beaded Samphire is a perennial plant which grows in low clumps spread over the ground from 0.1-0.5 m high. Perennial means that these plants live for many growing seasons (each winter, the top portion of the plant dies back and then regrows from the same roots in the spring).
This plant is well-adapted to its habitat’s high levels of salt. Samphire concentrates the salt in red beads which then shrivel and die allowing the rest of the plant to stay healthy. These beads give this plant its name.