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Salicornia strobilaceum

Salicorne vivace
Halocnemum

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

green

Flower size

tiny

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Scales,

Succulent

Height

to 50 cm

Description

A sub-shrub. Old stems are woody, much branched, young stems, jointed, succulent.

Grows in saline conditions, near the seashore or salt marshes.

Rich in potash.

Flowers

Flowers are bisexual, in groups of three along the cone-like flower spike.

Leaves

Succulent fleshy, water-retaining leaves, Scales leaves resemble green scales e.g. Cupressus, Juniperus. Opposite, scale-like, fused together around the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: oval, enclosed within the structure of sepals and petals.

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