Mojave Sea-blite - Suaeda nigra
Suaeda intermedia, Suaeda moquinii
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Perennial (annual) herb or subshrub. Stems erect to ascending, branched, 8–40 cm. Leaves 1–2 cm long, sometimes sparsely hairy. Glomerules with 1 to 12 flowers. Flowers sometimes unisexual; calyx segments equal, ca. 1.5 mm long. Seeds < 1 mm, horizontal from perfect flowers, vertical from female flowers (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In much of eastern two-thirds of MT; southern AB, SK and ND south to CA, OK, TX and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX; Ferren and Schenk 2003 in Fl. N. Amer. Vol. 4).
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Moist, saline, fine-textured soil of stream terraces, around wetlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.