California seablite (Suaeda californica)

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Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Suaeda californica (California sea-blite) is a succulent-leaved perennial shrub of the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae) endemic to the coastal zone of California.

  • States/US Territories in which the California seablite, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  California
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Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
12/15/1994 California/Nevada Region (Region 8) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
12/15/1994 59 FR 64613 64623 ETWP; Endangered or Threatened Status for Five Plants and The Morro Shoulderband Snail From Western San luis Obispo County, California
02/26/2014 79 FR 10830 10831 Notice of Availability: Final Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California
05/21/2010 75 FR 28636 28642 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 34 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of 96 Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
12/23/1991 56 FR 66400 66408 ETWP; Proposed Rule for Five Plants and Morro Shoulderband Snail from Western San Luis Obispo County, California; 56 FR 66400 66408
02/10/2010 75 FR 6696 6697 Draft Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California
03/25/2009 74 FR 12878 12883 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/27/2013 Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
02/26/2014 79 FR 10830 10831 Notice of Availability: Final Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
03/25/2009 74 FR 12878 12883 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 58 Species in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah; Availability of Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
05/21/2010 75 FR 28636 28642 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 34 Species in California and Nevada; Availability of 96 Completed 5-Year Reviews in California and Nevada
  • Notice 5-year Review, Completion
02/10/2010 75 FR 6696 6697 Draft Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
02/09/2010 Suaeda californica (California sea-blite) 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the California seablite.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for California seablite.

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

Once found in tidally influenced areas of San Francisco and Morro Bays, current extant natural occurrences of Suaeda californica are now known only from the upper tidal zone of Morro Bay and Cayucos Suaeda californica had previously been reported to range from San Francisco Bay to southern California as a result of the previously discussed taxonomic confusion with S. taxifolia and S. esteroa. The historic range of S. californica, as the taxon is now interpreted, is limited to the San Francisco Bay estuary and the vicinity of Morro Bay on the Central Coast.

Reproductive Strategy

Flowers are not confined to terminal inflorescences but occur in scattered axillary clusters at the base of leaves. Flowers appear only on new growth. Plants flower from May to October, but mostly in late summer. Flowers are radial, 2 to 3 mm (about 0.1 inch) in diameter, and either perfect (both pollen- and ovule-bearing) or carpellate (ovule-bearing only). When flowers occur in clusters of three, the terminal flower is typically perfect and the lateral ones are smaller and carpellate.

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