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Western Sea-blite - Suaeda occidentalis
Other Names:  Western Seepweed

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Annual. Stems erect, branched throughout, 5–30 cm. Leaves 5–10 mm long. Glomerules of 1 to 3 flowers, the bracts linear to narrowly lanceolate without scarious margins. Flowers: calyx segments ca. 1 mm, unequal, wrinkled at maturity, at least 1 with a horn-like appendage. Seeds lenticular and black or flat and brown, ca. 1.5 mm (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
In MT only known from Custer County; WA to MT and west to OR, CA, NV, and UT (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist saline or alkaline soil around wetlands; plains (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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