Suaeda calceoliformis

Range: Frequent in SC and SE BC, rare along the coast; N to YT, E to NF and S to TX and CA.

Description: Annual herb from a taproot; stems decumbent to erect, solitary, freely branched from the base, 20-50 cm tall/longStem leaves alternate, fleshy, glaucous, narrow and rounded, 1-3 cm long, reduced gradually during flowering, upper leaves reduced, scarcely 5 mm long. Very small, stalkless, greenish flowers; solitary in axils.

Ecology: Wet salt marshes, tidal flats, beaches and saline and alkaline habitats in the lowland, steppe and montane zones.


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  • Pojar, J. and A. MacKinnon.  1994.  Plants of Coastal British Columbia: including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing. Vancouver. 528 p.

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