Red Glasswort

Salicornia rubra

Annual 5--25 cm. Stem: +- erect, generally branched; leaf, bract tips obtuse to +- acute, not sharp. Inflorescence: 5--30(50) mm, 1.8--3.2 mm wide, fertile nodes 4--10(19); internodes widest distally, length >= width; lateral flowers meeting below central flower, << central flower. Flower: anthers 0.2--0.4 mm, generally dehiscing inside flower, generally not exserted. Seed: 1--2 mm, hairs +- 0.1 mm, hooked, curved. Chromosomes: 2n=18.