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Iva frutescens L.
High-tide bush, High-water shrub, Jesuit's bark, Marsh elder
USDA Symbol: IVFR
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A succulent, bushy-branched shrub, 2-10 ft. tall with opposite, pubescent, narrowly lance-shaped leaves. Greenish-white flowers occur singly in upper leaf axils.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Not conspicuous Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
, VA Canada: NS Native Distribution:
Coastal areas from NJ
& s.e. TX Native Habitat:
Saline marshes & shores
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
High Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Wet CaCO3 Tolerance:
Medium Soil Description:
Moist to wet, saline soils. Conditions Comments:
An attractive shrub
for wet, salty areas that will support little other vegetation. Requires little to no care but can be pruned and shaped regularly.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery
- Orefield, PA
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff