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Suriana maritima

Suriana maritima L.

Bay cedar, Bay-cedar

Surianaceae (Bay-Cedar Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: suma2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

Clump-forming shrub to small tree. Crown conical; trunk short.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow

Distribution

USA: FL
Native Distribution: Coastal, from central Florida south.
Native Habitat: Dunes, beaches, coastal scrub, sandy thickets.

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Suriana maritima is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak
(Strymon martialis)

Larval Host
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Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
(Strymon istapa)

Larval Host
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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACU
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:

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Plant Nursery - Sanibel, FL

Bibliography

Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Suriana maritima in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Suriana maritima in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Suriana maritima

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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