Field Guide to Jetty Island

July 10, 2011
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Pickleweed Salicornia virginica This short, succulent plant has been popping up in gourmet restaurants as “sea asparagus.” It does have a salty, pleasant taste. It’s typically found near another similar-looking succulent, fleshy Jaumea, which is poisonous. So save the sampling for a guided ranger tour. Spot in the saltwater marshes. (Annie Mulligan / For The Herald)

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