Suaeda californica
Common Name: California seablite
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Element Code: PDCHE0P020
Full Name: Suaeda californica Wats.

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Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 17
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    1 0 2 1 2 11
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    10 7
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    15 0 2
Notes Glossary
  • Formerly known from San Francisco Bay area, where extirpated by development; now extant only in Morro Bay and near Cayucos Pt. Remains from adobe bricks indicate plant may once have occurred along the Petaluma River, SON Co. (484A). Threatened by recreation, erosion, non-native plants, and alteration of marsh habitat. Often confused with S. esteroa and S. taxifolia in southern California, but does not occur there.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1988-01-01
  • Last Update: 2010-11-16
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 0 - 15 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Alameda (ALA) *,  Contra Costa (CCA) *,  Santa Clara (SCL) *,  San Francisco (SFO) *,  San Luis Obispo (SLO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Imperial Beach (011D) 32117E1,  Newport Beach (071B) 33117F8,  San Pedro (073A) 33118F3,  Malibu Beach (112C) 34118A6,  Morro Bay North (247A) 35120D7,  Cayucos (247B) 35120D8,  Morro Bay South (247D) 35120C7,  Milpitas (427B) 37121D8,  Mountain View (428A)* 37122D1,  San Leandro (447B)* 37122F2,  Hunters Point (448A) 37122F3,  Richmond (466A)* 37122H3,  Cuttings Wharf (483A) 38122B3,  Santa Barbara Island (SBRA) 33118D8,  San Clemente Island Central (SCMC) 32118G4,  San Clemente Island North (SCMN) 32118H5,  San Clemente Island South (SCMS) 32118G3
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1508
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

32117E1=Imperial Beach (011D) 32117E1;33117F8=Newport Beach (071B) 33117F8;33118F3=San Pedro (073A) 33118F3;34118A6=Malibu Beach (112C) 34118A6;35120D7=Morro Bay North (247A) 35120D7;35120D8=Cayucos (247B) 35120D8;35120C7=Morro Bay South (247D) 35120C7;37121D8=Milpitas (427B) 37121D8;37122D1=Mountain View (428A)* 37122D1;37122F2=San Leandro (447B)* 37122F2;37122F3=Hunters Point (448A) 37122F3;37122H3=Richmond (466A)* 37122H3;38122B3=Cuttings Wharf (483A) 38122B3;33118D8=Santa Barbara Island (SBRA) 33118D8;32118G4=San Clemente Island Central (SCMC) 32118G4;32118H5=San Clemente Island North (SCMN) 32118H5;32118G3=San Clemente Island South (SCMS) 32118G3