Suaeda calceoliformis

Family (Traditional)Chenopodiaceae
Species:Suaeda calceoliformis (Hook.) Moq.
Common NamePursh Seepweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Dondia depressa Dondia depressa auct. non (Pursh) Britt.
Schoberia occidentalis Schoberia occidentalis S. Wats.
Suaeda americana Suaeda americana (Pers.) Fern.
Suaeda depressa Suaeda depressa auct. non (Pursh) S. Wats.
Suaeda depressa var. erecta Suaeda depressa var. erecta S. Wats.
Suaeda erecta Suaeda erecta
Suaeda maritima var. americana Suaeda maritima var. americana (Pers.) Boivin
Suaeda minutiflora Suaeda minutiflora S. Wats.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos