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

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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

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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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 61

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Habitat
Moist saline or alkaline soil along streams, wetlands, roads; plains, valleys (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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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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.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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