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Salicornia europaea L.

Synonyms

Salicornia annua, Salicornia appressa, Salicornia biennis, Salicornia herbacea, Salicornia obscura, Salicornia patula

Common names

Glasswort

Extract from Wikipedia article

Salicornia europaea , known as common glasswort or just glasswort, is a halophytic annual dicot which grows in various zones of intertidal salt marshes. The ashes of glasswort and saltwort plants and of kelp were long used as a source of soda ash (mainly sodium carbonate) for glassmaking and soapmaking. The introduction of the LeBlanc process for the industrial production of soda ash superseded the use of plant sources in the first half of the 19th century.

LinkGlasswort (Salicornia europaea) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, September 26, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkGlasswort (Salicornia europaea) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, October 9, 2014
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkFall colors of glasswort Salicornia europaea in salt marsh, view from causeway to Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, November 28, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFall colors of glasswort Salicornia europaea in salt marsh near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, November 28, 2014
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkReddish plant of glasswort Salicornia europaea on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, November 28, 2014
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkInundated reddish plants of glasswort Salicornia europaea on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, November 28, 2014
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkGlasswort (Salicornia europaea) taken from Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkRed foliage of glasswort (Salicornia europaea) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkRed stems of glasswort (Salicornia europaea) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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