Does Spartina secrete salt?
It’s a grass like vegetative organism that consumes the seas salty water
I’ve heard it secretes the salt from leaves to stop it clogging up the plants system
And the salt is visible
Could anyone confirm this?
it would also be useful to know what kinds of Spartina (or other salt secreting plants) and where it grows on
The Fylde coast Lancashire, England
in the areas where thee sea wall does not impede it of course
- mejxuLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Spartina anglica really secretes salt. For this purpose the plant possesses special salt glands. >
For details see Fig. 5.5 and text >
This abstract reports that There isn't secreted NaCl only but also other ions. >
"Common cordgrass (Spartina anglica) is naturalized in the coastal districts of south-eastern Australia (i.e. Tasmania and southern Victoria).
Also naturalized elsewhere in western Europe (e.g. Ireland, France, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands), and in New Zealand, western North America (i.e. California, Washington and western Canada) and temperate Asia"
The distribution of halophytes in general is a wide field. Could be, the publication "Evolution of halophytes: multiple origins of salt tolerance in land plants" can give you the info you are looking for > http://www.tempoandmode.com/wp-content/uploads/201...
More results > https://www.google.de/#hl=de&sclient=psy-ab&q=Halo...