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Arthrocnemum fruticosum - (L.)Moq.

Common Name Glasswort
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats By the seashore, especially in salt marshes[1, 50].
Range S. Europe.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Arthrocnemum fruticosum Glasswort


Arthrocnemum fruticosum Glasswort

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Arthrocnemum fruticosum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Salicornia fruticosa. L.

Habitats

Cultivated Beds.

By the seashore, especially in salt marshes[1, 50].

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw[2, 177]. A brackish taste[105].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Potash;  Soap making.

The ashes of the plant, and of allied species, yield soda which is used in making soap and glass[1, 6].

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though it is likely to succeed outdoors at least in the milder areas of the country. It is likely to require a sunny position in a well-drained soil.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots. Grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring, after the last expected frosts. Division.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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(L.)Moq.

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