|Sea asparagus, Salicornia
virginica and S. maritima, Chenopodiaceae is found in the upper edge of the
tidal zone. Here on a spit at the entrance of Sooke basin, Sooke,
BC, Vancouver Island. Pick wash and eat raw or cooked.
Native American Uses: Dried and ground for used in cakes, bread, typically sweetened with honey. Stems eaten as food by Salish and Heiltzug, Gosiute.
|Medicine: External use by
Heiltzuk (whole aerial parts ofplants) to treat edema, pain, arthritis,
Photo: Sea asparagus at upper tide zone edge...Whiffen Spit, Sooke, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.