AppearanceStems 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.
NamingSalicornia rubra A. Nelson
Salicornia borealis S. L. Wolff & Jefferies
DistributionAlta., 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
StatusState Threatened species in Minnesota, USA
HabitatSeasonally wet, saline or alkaline places inland, rarely also naturalized in saline areas along highways.
ReproductionFlowering late summer-early fall.
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