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Horned Sea-blite - Suaeda calceoliformis
Other Names:  Pursh’s Seepweed, Suaeda americana, Suaeda depressa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Annual. Stems prostrate to erect, branched above, 5–40 cm. Leaves 5–20 mm long. Glomerules of 3 to 7 flowers, the bracts broadly lanceolate with scarious basal margins. Flowers: calyx segments ca. 1.5 mm, wrinkled at maturity, unequal, at least one with a horn-like appendage. Seeds lenticular to flattened, 1–2 mm (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Across most of MT; AK and NT to QC and NS, south to CA, TX, and Mexico; disjunct on northeastern seaboard(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 24

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Habitat
Moist saline or alkaline soil along streams, wetlands, roads; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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