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Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.
Pursh seepweed

General Information
Symbol: SUCA2
Group: Dicot
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: CAN   N
L48   N
AK   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
SUDE Suaeda depressa auct. non (Pursh) S. Watson
DODE5 Dondia depressa auct. non (Pursh) Britton
SUMAA Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort. var. americana (Pers.) B. Boivin
SCOC10 Schoberia occidentalis S. Watson
SUDEE Suaeda depressa (Pursh) S. Watson var. erecta S. Watson
SUAM Suaeda americana (Pers.) Fernald
SUOC Suaeda occidentalis (S. Watson) S. Watson
SUMI Suaeda minutiflora S. Watson


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Chenopodiaceae – Goosefoot family
Genus Suaeda Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel. – seepweed
Species Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq. – Pursh seepweed

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
American sea-blite
Suaeda americana
American sea-blite
Special Concern

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Alaska FACW
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW


SUOC  Suaeda occidentalis (S. Watson) S. Watson

Top Level Regions
Arid West FACW
Great Plains FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover