For other uses of the name samphire, see Samphire
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The Golden samphire (Limbarda crithmoides) is a perennial coastal species, which may be found growing on salt marsh or sea cliffs across Eurasia.
Golden samphire has a tufted habit, and the plant may grow up to 1 m tall. It has narrow fleshy leaves and large flower heads, with six yellow petals which may be up to 15 cm across. The flowers are hermaphrodite (self-fertile) and may also be pollinated by bees, flies and beetles.
Young leaves may be eaten raw or cooked as a leaf vegetable. 
- ^ The Wild Flowers of Britain and Northern Europe published by Collins 1974