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Suaeda calceoliformis

Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.

Pursh Seepweed

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

Synonym(s): Dondia depressa, Schoberia occidentalis, Suaeda americana, Suaeda depressa, Suaeda depressa var. erecta, Suaeda maritima var. americana, Suaeda minutiflora, Suaeda occidentalis

USDA Symbol: SUCA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

The Amaranthaceae are a family of annual or perennial herbs with small, crowded flowers. There are usually 5 sepals and no petals. Filaments of the stamens are often united into a short tube.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Subshrub

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous.


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , RI , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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