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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Suaeda||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Suaeda occidentalis (S. Watson) S. Watson
Habit: Annual < 3.5 dm, glabrous, glaucous. Stem: erect, generally branched near base, branches generally spreading, green to dark red. Leaf: ascending to spreading, < 30 mm, linear, sessile; adaxial surface flat; green to +- red. Inflorescence: branched, generally spreading; flowers 1--3 per cluster; bracts subtending branches = leaves, bracts generally widest at +- middle, fresh bracts not membranous-margined at base. Flower: bilateral, 1--3 mm including horns; mature calyx lobes horned, keeled, wing-margined; ovary spheric to lenticular, stigmas generally 2, glabrous. Seed: horizontal; lenticular form 1--1.5 mm, shiny, generally black; flat form 1--1.5 mm, dull, brown.
Ecology: Dry, saline or alkaline wetlands; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: GB, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Wyoming. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Suaeda nigra
Next taxon: Suaeda taxifolia
Citation for this treatment: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2016. Suaeda occidentalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45835, accessed on September 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 26, 2016.