Batis maritima Linnaeus. Phen: Jun-Aug; Oct. Hab: Brackish or salt marshes, "Batis flats", other salt flats, mangroves. Dist: Se. SC south to s. FL, west to TX, and in Central and South America; West Indies; HI (where apparently introduced). B. maritima is alleged (as by FNA and S) to occur as far north as NC, but the documentation is unknown; there is no twentieth century evidence to place Batis in NC.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Bah, Fl4, FNA7, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mex, RAB, S, Tx, WH3, Rogers (1982b)