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Arthrocnemum subterminale - Parish.

Common Name Glasswort, Parish's glasswort
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Salt marshes, depressions in alkali sage scrub from sea level to 100 metres, occasionally to 400 metres[270].
Range South-western N. America - California and Baja California.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Full sun
Arthrocnemum subterminale Glasswort, Parish


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Arthrocnemum subterminale Glasswort, Parish
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Arthrocnemum subterminale is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from June to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Seed
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[172]. Seed - ground into a meal[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it is unlikely succeed outdoors in any but the mildest parts of the country. The plants native habitat will give some idea of its cultivation needs.

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in spring, in a greenhouse in a light sandy compost. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division might be possible in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Arthrocnemum fruticosumGlasswortPerennial0.6 -  LMSNM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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