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Western Glasswort - Salicornia rubra


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Annual with glabrous, fleshy, reddish foliage. Stems erect, branched, 5–15 cm. Leaves opposite, minute, scale-like. Flowers mostly perfect, sessile in groups of 3 at nodes in a terminal, bracteate spike; calyx 3-parted, pyramidal, 1–2 mm wide, completely closed except for a central slit; stamens 2. Fruit flattened, enclosed in spongy calyx; seeds vertical, ca. 0.5 mm across (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Across much of MT apart from the northwestern and southeastern areas; BC and MB south to NV, NM and KS (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 13

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Habitat
Moist, saline soil on margins of ponds, wetlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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