from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of apetalous plants of the order Chenopodiaceæ, type of the tribe Salsoleæ.
- noun [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A genus of plants including the glasswort. See
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- noun chiefly Old World herbs or shrubs: saltworts
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Dense cushion-like growths of leaf succulents such as Salsola spp.,
The occurrence of this peculiar desert is unaccountable, especially its almost absolute privation of vegetation; for many other places, equally dry, have their peculiar plants, such as Salsola,
Notwithstanding, the author adds, that kelp contains but two or three per cent. of carbonate of soda, while Spanish barilla often contains twenty or thirty [see "Salsola" and "Salicornia"],
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
Salsola soda, for example – “Barba di Frate” – offered by both Seeds of Italy and Real Seeds.
The vegetation of the saline coastline, mudflats and islands is halophytic, predominantly Sesuvium portulocastrum, Salsola baryosma, Salicornia senegalensis (R), Suaeda fruticosa and Arthrocnemon spp.
The Namibian portion of the Kaokoveld Desert consists largely of sand dunes sparsely vegetated by isolated plants of Salsola nollothensis, Ectadium virgatum, Merremia multisecta, and Indigofera cunenensis and the grasses Stipagrostis ramulosa and Eragrostis cyperoides.
Tamarix nilotica is the most prominent shrub, accompanied by the halophytes Salsola imbricata spp. gaetula, Zygophyllum coccineum and Cornulaca monocantha.
Along the coast, halophytic species such as Suaeda, Atriplex, and Zygophyllum are common, together with plants such as Salsola longifolia, Heliotropium undulatum, and Lycium intricatum.
One of the most typical halophyte plant formations is dominated by tetyr (Salsola gemmascens), a 30-50 centimeters (cm) shrub, associated with low species diversity and sparse coverage.
Halophytic communities grow on the saline beaches, characterized by Salsola zeyheri, Sesuvium spp.,