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  • n  chiefly Old World herbs or shrubs: saltworts
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  • Grab some agretti from Jones Valley Farms at the Dane County Farmers' Market
    Agretti -- also called saltwort, Russian thistle, barilla plant, Salsola soda , or monk's beard -- is a succulent native to the Mediterranean. It is salt-tolerant, and normally grows in brackish water along the coastline. It was once the source of soda ash (sodium chloride) that was a key element to early glass-making. In fact, the clarity of the famous Venetian glass chandeliers was once ...
    June 12, 2013 - Isthmus

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