CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record suaeda_californica - Sun, Dec. 5, 2021, 12:38 ET b
Suaeda californica
common nameCalifornia seablite
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life form evergreen shrub
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.1
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S1      ranking system key
global rank
G1     G1: Less than 6 occurrences OR less than 1,000 individuals OR less than 2,000 acres.
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingEndangered  12/15/94
where found
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Topographic quads (10):
Morro Bay North (247A) 3512047, Cayucos (247B) 3512048, Morro Bay South (247D) 3512037, Milpitas (427B) 3712148, Mountain View (428A)* 3712241, San Leandro (447B)* 3712262, Hunters Point (448A) 3712263, San Francisco South (448B) 3712264, Richmond (466A)* 3712283, Oakland West (466D) 3712273
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Alameda (ALA)*, Contra Costa (CCA)*, Santa Clara (SCL)*, San Francisco (SFO)*, San Luis Obispo (SLO)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Marshes and swamps (MshSw)(coastal salt)
blooming period Jul-Oct  
elevation range0 - 15 meters
Formerly more widespread in San Francisco Bay Area, where now nearly extirpated by development; currently only known from fragmented populations in San Francisco Bay Area and Morro Bay. Remains from adobe bricks indicate plant may once have occurred along the Petaluma River, SON Co. (484A). Often confused with S. esteroa and S. taxifolia in southern California, but does not occur there. Threatened by development, recreational activities, erosion, non-native plants, and alteration of marsh habitat.
full nameSuaeda californica Wats.
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  SUCA Element Code  PDCHE0P020
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Sun, Dec. 5, 2021 from

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