Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, CA 9-11-11. © Joan Avise

Virginia Pickleweed

Salicornia virginica

Chenopodiaceae

Native to California

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Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, CA 9-11-11. © Joan Avise

Fruiting spike or horn. Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, CA 9-11-11. © Joan Avise

Plants can root from decumbent stems. Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, CA 9-11-11. © Joan Avise

Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, CA 9-11-11. © Joan Avise


Yellow flowers extend to near the tips of the stems. Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach, CA 8-16-11. © Joan Avise

Perennial plant with woody base. Bolsa Chica Wetlands, Huntington Beach, CA 11-12-06. © Joan Avise

Marblehead, SW Corner, San Clmts., 3-20-11. © Ron Vanderhoff.

Cuscuta pacifica on Salicornia virginica, San Diego Creek Channel, j E Jamboree, NB, 7-8-12. © Ron Vanderhoff.