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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Batis maritima

Batis maritima L.

Turtleweed, Seaside Saltwort

Bataceae (Saltwort Family)
USDA Symbol: BAMA5

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-1094

Field Data Form: LBJWC-1094.pdf
Collection Date: 2007-09-06
Accession Number: LBJWC-1094
Collection Number: 1094
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M., Hickmott, D.

Location Data

Country: US
Phytoregion: 31N
Phytoregion_full: Western Gulf Coastal Plain
State: Texas
County: Cameron
Municipality: Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Location: Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Boca Chica tract: species common throughout all lower areas.

Latitude: 25.954380
Longitude: -97.149720
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 1 FT
land_owner: USFWS

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Sesuvium portulacastrum, Amaranthus greggii, Blutaparon vermiculare, Borrichia frutescens, Erigeron procumbens, Cakile geniculata, Ipomoea pes-caprae, Salicornia depressa, Salicornia bigelovii, Chamaecrista fasciculata, Dalea emarginata, Monanthochloe littoralis, Portulaca pilosa, Avicennia germinans, Rhizophora mangle, Lycium carolinianum
Soil Texture: Sandy-clay

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 2000+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 5000
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC:In field:9-6-2007

Inventory Data

MSB: 10000 seeds
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