It was well grassed, but its sandy patches were covered with Salicornia.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Salsola and salicornia are also very abundant, and show the saline nature of the soil.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
Towards this Royleoid occurs but sparingly, and the first change takes place in the abundance of Salicornia or Kochia.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
In the mid-'80s, an atmospheric physicist named Carl N Hodges predicted that the key to saving the planet was to make the desert bloom—with a spindly saltwater plant known as salicornia, a.k.a.