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Salicornia depressa (American glasswort)
Bruso, George H.

Salicornia depressa

Salicornia depressa Standl.

American Glasswort, Virginia glasswort

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Synonym(s): Salicornia europaea, Salicornia europaea var. pachystachya, Salicornia europaea var. simplex, Salicornia maritima, Salicornia virginica

USDA Symbol: SADE10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), HI (I), CAN (N), SPM (N)

American Glasswort is a member of the goosefoot family (family Chenopodiaceae) which includes mostly succulent herbs, rarely shrubs, with minute clustered greenish flowers. There are about 102 genera and 1,400 species, many found along seashores or in other saline places. Some are used as ornamentals, while many are weeds; and some produce such garden vegetables as beets, Swiss chard, and spinach.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AK , AL , CA , CT , DE , FL , GA , HI , IL , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NH , NJ , OH , OR , RI , SC , TX , VA , WA
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Salicornia depressa in USDA Plants
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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