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Suaeda maritima (Linnaeus) Dumortier. White Sea-blite. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Salt marsh edges and disturbed saline habitats, possibly native, introduced from Eurasia, or a combination of the two. Dist: Usually considered (as by C, GW, S) to be naturalized from Eurasia, but Ferren & Schenk (2003b) consider S. maritima in North America to include native and naturalized components, these often separated (as here) into two taxa, "maritima s.s.", and "richii" (at various ranks).

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Synonymy: = C, F, G, GW2, Tat, Va, Hopkins & Blackwell (1977), Judd & Ferguson (1999); = Dondia maritima (L.) Druce – S; = n/a – Pa; = Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort. ssp. maritima – K1, K3, K4, NE, NY; < Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort. – FNA4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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