What is a saltwort?

What is a saltwort? Here are some definitions.

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  1. Batis maritima, a plant distributed in the southwestern United States, Caribbean, and South America in coastal saltmarshes.
  2. Glaux maritima, a plant in the primrose family (Primulaceae) and which grows along coasts throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
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In the Rio Grande valley, Texas seaside sparrows were found nesting in black mangroves, saltmeadow cordgrass, and saltwort.
A halophyte which is tolerant to residual sodium carbonate salinity are called glasswort or saltwort or barilla plants.
Some rare plants should also benefit including the prickly saltwort, early sand-grass, smooth cat''''s-ear, blue fleabane, sticky stork''''s-bill and dune fescue.

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