Suaeda moquinii

Suaeda nigra, Bush seepweed

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   inconspicuous
  • Flower Type:   inconspicous
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   green
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Salt Tolerance:   high
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   181,050
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Suaeda nigra

Common Name:Bush seepweed
a.k.a.: Suaeda moquinii

Suaeda nigra, a angiosperm, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Sage Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink
Habitat:coastal salt-marsh

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Kings, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Solano, Stanislaus, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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