Suaeda rolandii

Bassett & Crompton

Canad. J. Bot. 56: 588, figs. 5, 9, 13. 1978.

Common names: Roland’s sea-blite
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 395. Mentioned on page 392.

Herbs, annual, procumbent to erect, dark green, 2–7 dm. Stems ascending or erect, light brownish green, 1–several-branched mainly in distal part of plant, becoming woody at base; branches ascending or erect. Leaves ascending; blade linear, 17–30 × 0.7–1.5 mm, widest proximal to middle, apex acute. Glomes on main stem and lateral branches, not crowded into compound spikes, 1–3-flowered; bracts shorter than leaves, 4–12 mm. Flowers bisexual; perianth ± zygomorphic or irregular (segments slightly unequal), 2–4 mm diam.; perianth segments abaxially rounded and keeled, distally hooded, apex acute; stigmas 2–3. Seeds dimorphic; lenticular, 1.5–2.3 mm diam., with seed coat black to reddish, finely reticulate; or flat, 1.5–2.3 mm diam., with seed coat brown, dull. 2n = 90.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Tidal flats, salt marshes
Elevation: 1-10 m


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N.B., N.S., Que., N.J., N.Y.


Besides being confirmed in the range given above, this rare species is said to occur along the coast from New Hampshire to Canada (S. E. Clemants 1992).

of conservation concern

Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Suaeda rolandii"
Wayne R. Ferren Jr. +  and H. Jochen Schenk +
Bassett & Crompton +
Undefined sect. Brezia +
Roland’s sea-blite +
N.B. +, N.S. +, Que. +, N.J. +  and N.Y. +
1-10 m +
Tidal flats, salt marshes +
Flowering late summer–fall. +
Canad. J. Bot. +
Suaeda sect. Heterosperma +
Suaeda rolandii +
Suaeda sect. Brezia +
species +