Salicornia is a seasonal and spontaneous herbaceous plant of the Chenopodiacee family. It is also known as sea asparagus as it grows on the rocks, in the marshes and on the beach. Salicornia is rich in mineral salts and vitamins.
Salicornia is generally found in coastal areas of the Mediterranean and South Africa, in marshes, ponds and saline soils. In Italy we also find it below Trieste, in the coastal area of the Adriatic Sea, below Livorno and in the Tyrrhenian Sea islands.