Mini Marsh Plants Talk and Walk

November 12, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

San Diego

Close up photo of pickleweedJoin us before the Native Plant Garden Work Party for a 30 minute talk and exploration of the marsh plants at the Rose Creek Salt Marsh.

Like other saltmarsh plants, pickleweed has special adaptations that allow it to use seawater as a primary source of water. Pickleweed is an “accumulator”. As saltwater is taken up, the salt is removed and stored as concentrated brine solution in special chambers (vacuoles) in the terminal segments. As vacuoles become full of brine, that segment become red and drops off the plant, removing the salt