California seablite (Suaeda californica)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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
- US Counties in which the California seablite, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1994-12-15||California/Nevada Region (Region 8)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2013-08-27||Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2014-02-26||79 FR 10830 10831||Notice of Availability: Final Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California||
|2009-03-25||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||
|2010-05-21||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||
|2010-02-10||75 FR 6696 6697||Draft Recovery Plan for Tidal Marsh Ecosystems of Northern and Central California||
|2010-02-09||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.
» Life History
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.
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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