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Bruso, George H.
Salicornia depressa Standl.
American Glasswort, Virginia glasswort
Synonym(s): Salicornia europaea, Salicornia europaea var. pachystachya, Salicornia europaea var. simplex, Salicornia maritima, Salicornia virginica
USDA Symbol: SADE10
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
, WA Canada: NB
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
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Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff