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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Suaeda||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Suaeda californica S. Watson
Habit: Shrub 3--8 dm, mound-like, glabrous to sparsely hairy. Stem: decumbent, several from base, dull gray-brown, old leaf scars knobby; branches spreading, many, herbaceous stems pale green to +- red. Leaf: overlapping, +- sessile; petioles +- 1 mm; blades 5--35 mm, +- lanceolate, +- cylindric to flat, green. Inflorescence: clusters scattered throughout pl; branches thick, 2--4 mm diam; flowers 1--5 per cluster; bracts generally = leaves, densely overlapping at branch tips. Flower: bisexual or lateral pistillate, radial, 2--3 mm; calyx lobes rounded to hooded, glabrous; ovary +- conic, without obvious neck, stigmas 3, hairy-papillate. Seed: horizontal or vertical, 1.5--2 mm, lenticular, shiny, black.
Ecology: Margins of coastal salt marshes; Elevation: < 5 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Suaeda calceoliformis
Next taxon: Suaeda esteroa
Citation for this treatment: H. Jochen Schenk & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2017. Suaeda californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=45836, accessed on March 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 23, 2017.