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Common name

English: Chickenclaws


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Caryophyllales (112)

        Family: Amaranthaceae (17)(family description)

          Genus: Sarcocornia (1)

            Epithet: perennis (P. Mill.) A.J. Scott (2)

Synonyms: Arthrocnemum ambiguum (Michx.) Moq., Arthrocnemum perenne (P. Mill.) Moss, Salicornia ambigua Michx.

ambigua => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

ambiguum => doubtful, of uncertain relationship

perenne => perennial, lasting more than two years

perennis => perennial, lasting more than two years


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: helophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green, yellow

External links

Check for Sarcocornia perennis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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