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Suaeda maritima - (L.)Dum.

Common Name Sea Blite, Herbaceous seepweed, Rich's seepweed
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Salt marshes and sea shores, usually below the high water mark of spring tides[17].
Range European coasts and saline areas inland, south from Norway to eastern Asia, E. Indies, N. America.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Suaeda maritima Sea Blite, Herbaceous seepweed,  Rich


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Suaeda maritima Sea Blite, Herbaceous seepweed,  Rich
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Suaeda maritima is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Seed  Shoots
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked[2, 105, 177]. A pleasant salty flavour, they make a nice addition in small quantities to a salad[K]. They are often mixed with other vegetables in order to reduce their saltiness[183]. The young shoots are pickled in vinegar and eaten on their own or used as a relish[183]. Seed - raw or cooked.

References   More on Edible Uses

Medicinal Uses

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None known

References   More on Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Potash

The ashes of the plant provide a soda that is used in making glass and soap[9].

Special Uses

References   More on Other Uses

Cultivation details

Dislikes shade. See the plants native habitat for other ideas on its cultivation needs.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Suaeda australisSeabliteAnnual0.3 -  LMHSNM20 
Suaeda californicaCalifornia Sea BliteShrub0.6 -  LMHNM10 
Suaeda corniculata Annual0.5 -  LMHNM10 
Suaeda depressaPursh seepweedAnnual/Perennial0.5 -  LMNM10 
Suaeda fruticosaShrubby SeabliteShrub1.0 -  LMNM211
Suaeda glauca Annual0.6 -  LMHNM101
Suaeda japonica Annual0.3 -  LMHNM10 
Suaeda linearisSouthern Sea Blite, Annual seepweedAnnual/Perennial1.0 0-0  LMHNM10 
Suaeda nigraBush SeepweedAnnual1.5 -  LMHNM10 
Suaeda occidentalisWestern SeepweedAnnual0.0 -  LMNM10 
Suaeda palmeri Annual0.0 -  LMHNM10 
Suaeda salsa Annual0.5 -  LMHNM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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Readers comment

Hari Sulistiyowati   Fri Jan 13 2006

For the information, I find the community of S. maritima in the local coastal area of Probolinggo. It's about 10 square metres. I know that this species grows up well in the sandy area. I plan to cultivate the species for conservation. I need a lot of information about S. maritima cultivation, usedfull, or other potential. It is because the species is endemic for the original site and it's population is limited. Thank you. Sincerely, Hari Sulistiyowati, Biology Department, Mathemathic and Basic Science Faculty, Jember University, East Java, Indonesia

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