Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect to decumbent, 1–8 dm; lvs green or glaucous, plano-convex, widest at the base, the primary ones to 4 cm, those of the branches much shorter; spikes usually dense; bracts lance-ovate, 2–6 mm; evidently broader than the foliage lvs; cal at maturity 1.5–2 mm, irregular, 1–3 sep strongly hooded, the others less so or merely carinate; seeds 1–1.5 mm wide; tetraploid, 2n=36, 54. Saline or alkaline soil; B.C. and s. Yukon to Calif., e. to Sask., w. Minn., and Tex., and occasionally intr. eastward, as in n. Ill. and s. Mich. (S. depressa and Dondia depressa, misapplied; S. erecta) S. rolandii Bassett & Crompton, from N.B., N.S., and Que., may be distinct; lvs not wide-based; seeds dimorphic, 1.5–2 mm; 2n=90.

  • Common Names

    plains sea-blite