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Suaeda nigra - (Raf.)J.F.MacBride.

Common Name Bush Seepweed
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Alkaline, saline, and gypseous places of the interior, mostly in deserts, occasionally coastal, rarely estuarine, from sea level to1600 metres[270].
Range South-western N. America - California to Texas and north to Saskatchewan .
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Suaeda nigra Bush Seepweed


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Suaeda nigra is a ANNUAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft). It is in flower from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in 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
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[177]. A salty flavour. They are used as a condiment to add a salty flavour when cooking other foods[257].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of this country. A very variable species[270]. It dislikes shade, see the plants native range for other ideas on its cultivation needs.

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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

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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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 -  LMNM21 
Suaeda glauca Annual0.6 -  LMHNM10 
Suaeda japonica Annual0.3 -  LMHNM10 
Suaeda linearisSouthern Sea Blite, Annual seepweedAnnual/Perennial1.0 0-0  LMHNM10 
Suaeda maritimaSea Blite, Herbaceous seepweed, Rich's seepweedAnnual0.3 0-0  LMNM30 
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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