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Bruso, George H.
Salicornia depressa Standl.
American Glasswort, Virginia glasswort
USDA Symbol: SADE10
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
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
, PE USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), HI(I), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff