It's billed as the new vegetable of the moment and it's called Rock Samphire. It can only found on the edge of sea cliffs and there's a huge rise in demand for the tasty plant in British restaurants. It means those who harvest it find themselves in some precarious places.
Six facts about Rock Samphire:
1) It's real name is Crithmum maritim
2) It's leaves are described as having "pleasant, hot and spicy taste"
3) It used to be sold by hawkers in the streets of London who called it Crest Marine
4) It's sometimes called 'sea asparagus'
5) It's best picked early season (June) when the stalks are nice and tender
6) The stems, leaves and seed pods may be pickled in hot, salted, spiced vinegar
The Environment Agency is warning communities in the South West to remain vigilant for flooding following the rain this morning and with further heavy rain expected later today and into Thursday.
Rain will fall on saturated ground, which is expected to lead to surface water and river flooding.
This is likely to lead to some flooding of property and roads, and cause travel disruption.
There are currently three flood warnings in place for the Somerset Moors and Levels but more are expected to be issued across the region later today and into tomorrow morning.
Our teams have been out around the clock to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding.
We urge people to keep up to date with the weather forecast and remain prepared for flooding in their area by signing up to receive free flood warnings and staying away from dangerous flood water or attempting to drive through it.
– Nick Roseveare, Environment Agency
Those in areas at risk should check the Environment Agency website for the latest information or by calling the Flood Line on 0845 988 1188.