Glehnia is a perennial that belongs to the parsley/carrot family and is common on the backshores of sandy beaches. This plant has a low profile that hugs the beach and its stems are often buried under the sand so that the points of attachment of the leaves are not visible. It reaches a maximum height of about 1- 1 1/2 feet and its erect stem is topped with an umbel of showy carrotlike white flowers.
Parts of the plant are used for Medicinal purposes and as a condiment, resembling tarragon and angelica.
Zones 6 - 8B.
Note: The safe consumption of aquatic plants as food is dependent on a variety of conditions, some outside your control. Research on how to properly prepare water vegetables for consumption. We provide germination guidelines but we do NOT provide instructions for food preparation.
Other Names: American Glehnia, Beach Silvertop, Sea Carrot, Glehnia leiocarpa.