Go Botany: Discover thousands of New England plants

New England Wild Flower Society


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Suaeda maritima

Plant of the Day: Suaeda maritima herbaceous sea-blite

Herbaceous sea-blite has a worldwide distribution, but in North America it is confined to the northeast coast. It is found in salt marshes and coastal beaches in New England. There are two varieties in New England, one of which is introduced, while the other is native and r ...

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