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.
Red Glasswort The Red Glasswort (Salicornia rubra) is a odd plant that thrives in salty environments and can be found on the Salt Plains of Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, Canada. Alberta,Canada,Geotagged,Red Glasswort,Salicornia rubra,Summer,Wood Buffalo National Park

Appearance

Stems usually erect, green with red or purple at base and apex of segments and around flowers, often becoming completely red in fruit, simple or with primary and secondary branches, more elaborately branched if damaged, (1-)5-25 cm, ultimate branches usually short; leaf and bract apices obtuse to subacute, not mucronate.

Naming

Salicornia rubra A. Nelson
Salicornia borealis S. L. Wolff & Jefferies

Distribution

Alta., B.C., Man., Ont., Sask., Yukon; Idaho, Iowa, Kans., Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Introduced into Quebec and Michigan

Status

State Threatened species in Minnesota, USA

Habitat

Seasonally wet, saline or alkaline places inland, rarely also naturalized in saline areas along highways.

Reproduction

Flowering late summer-early fall.

References:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salicornia
http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=42661
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242415612
https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/red-saltwort
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderCaryophyllales
FamilyAmaranthaceae
GenusSalicornia
SpeciesSalicornia rubra
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