Horned Sea-blite - Suaeda calceoliformis
Suaeda americana, Suaeda depressa
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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)
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).
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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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- Anderson, N.L. 1951. Field studies on the biology of range grasshoppers of southeastern Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 96 p.
- 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.