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Mojave Sea-blite - Suaeda nigra
Other Names:  Bush Seepweed, Suaeda intermedia, Suaeda moquinii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
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).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
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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