- n bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
- n low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leaves
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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