Chenopodiaceae
Salicornia virginica

American Glasswort

Perennial or small shrub. Stems creeping, root at nodes. Branches look like pickles, round, fleshy, erect, prostrate to upright, jointed. Usually 3 tiny flowers are attached into the joint rings along with rounded bracts. Grows in saltwater marshes, alkaline flats, from sea level to 3500 ft.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--35 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal
  • Found In: Great Basin, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes