Sarcocornia pacifica (Standl.) A.J. Scott
Salicornia pacifica Standl.
Pickleweed, Pacific Swampweed
Pickleweed is native to the Pacific coast of North America.
Identification: These woody shrubs may be upright or close to the ground, and are 4-20" (10-50 cm) high. Branching is highly variable. Younger branches are composed of pickle-like green segments ⅛-¾" (5-20 mm) × ¹/₁₆-⅛" (2-4 mm). This, and the location in coastal salt marshes and tidal flats, are the key identifying features. Branches have reddish tips.
Sarcocornia pacifica at the Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation
Sarcocornia pacifica on the Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia
Sarcocornia pacifica at the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project
Sarcocornia pacifica on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants
Sarcocornia pacifica on eFloras
Sarcocornia pacifica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.