TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Salicornia europaeaL.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted no == Salicornia depressa
Chicken-claws

Chenopodiaceae

CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Wet brackish soil; rare. Aug.-Oct. Borders of a salty pool near the Ithaca Salt Works (along railway w. of Willow Ave.). The plant was found in great quantity in 1913, 1917, 1921. 1923, and 1925. Along with Juncus compressus, it suddenly appeared after the salt works were established. How the seeds reached this point, unless they were introduced with coastal sand used in a neighboring glass factory, is a question. This explanation seems reasonable, but the glass factory was abandoned several years before the salt works were established. Salt marshes along the coast, N.B. to Ga. and Alaska to B.C.; also inland in N.B. and N.Y. Elsewhere the species occurs in Eurasia, Africa, W. I., and E. I.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Salicornia europaea (this list may be incomplete)
 Ithaca, between city and Cayuga Lake, near Salt Works, 6 Oct 1921, Eames & Burnham 13947 (BH 12153);
 Ithaca, marsh around Salt Works, 16 Aug 1913, Palmer 440 (BH 12152);
 near Ithaca Salt Works, Oct 1906, Wiegand (BH 12151);

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