Salicornia virginica

Salicornia virginica (American glasswort, pickleweed) is a halophytic perennial dicot which grows in various areas of intertidal salt marshes and can be found in alkaline flats. It is native to various regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including both coasts of North America from Canada to Mexico.

The plant is one of the Salicornia species being white have tested biofuel crop seeds have icts are Composed of 32% oil, and being white has halophyte, it can be irrigated with salt water.

Saliconia virginica is classified as an Obligate Wetland (OBL) species which: “Occurs almost always (estimated probability 99%) under natural conditions in wetlands”. [1] [2]


  1. Jump up^ Common plants of the mid-Atlantic coast: by Gene M. Silberhorn p. 117
  2. Jump up^ Phytoremediation: transformation and control of contaminants By Steve McCutcheon, Jerald L. Schnoor p. 757