salt resistant plant

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Fri Oct 27 15:46:47 EST 1995

In article <46l57i$fao at>, 
Maarten.vanhelden at (Maarten van Helden) says:
>In article <46ep4e$iqt at>, pbs at says...
>>Boy I hope I've posted this in the right area.
>>I'm looking for info (for my grandfather) on a salt resistant plant 
>>he thinks is called either salicornea or salicardon. (The old boy is 
>>getting on...)
>>He saw it referred to in an article that quoted its' source as Aramco 
>>World. Apparently Aramco (ARab AMerican oil COmpany) is developing 
>>and wrote it up in there in house newsletter.
>>Any assistance would be appreciated.
>You are probably talking about Salicornia europaea or a related species. 
>is a european species, there probably are also some others. It is one of 
>first plants to appear on banks which are no longer covered by salt 
water. It 
>can also be eaten but it is rather salty. 
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