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PERENNIAL GLASSWORT Sarcocornia perennis (Chenopodiaceae) Height to 30cm. Branched and patch-forming succulent perennial with woody lower stems that turn orange with age. Entirely coastal; restricted to drier reaches of saltmarshes. FLOWERS are small and yellow (Aug-Oct). FRUITS are minute; appear at stem junctions, in 3s, the central one largest. LEAVES are small, paired and fleshy. STATUS-Local in S and E England, and S Wales.