bush seepweed

Suaeda nigra

Summary Seepweed But the scientific term is Suaeda is a leafy herb that looks somewhat like a softer, non-woody version of rosemary. 6

By Nathan, The International School at Mesa del Sol

Suaeda nigra (formerly Suaeda moquinii) is a species of flowering plant in the amaranth family known by the common names Mojave sea-blite and bush seepweed.

Suaeda nigra plant is a local plant some portion of the Chenopodiaceae family rapidly along the border crossing through Texas and New Mexico it can be found on the salty wet grounds. There are around 110 species in the class Suaeda. Numerous species have thick, succulent leaves, a trademark seen in different plant genera that flourish in salty territories.
the name Suaeda originates from an Arabic name (سُوَيْدَاء suwaydāʾ) Suaeda is a yearly herb with waxy green to red or striped, bicolored stems growing up to 80 centimeters in length. It might become erect to prostrate fit as a fiddle, the prostrate structures being progressively normal in higher saltiness substrates since they can hold more water.
Stem: spreading to erect, a few from base, base commonly woody; branches spreading, herbaceous stems sparkling, green to yellow-dark colored or red. Leaf: rising to wide-spreading, for the most part not covering; petiole 0- - 1 mm; cutting edge 5- - 30 mm, +-cylindric to level, direct to barely lanceolate, base thin, yellow-green to red. Inflorescence: for the most part open, branches slight, 0.4- - 2 mm diam; bracts by and large < leaves; blossoms 1- - 12 for each group, by and large on distal stems. Bloom: by and large swinger, outspread, 0.7- - 2 mm; calyx projections adjusted; ovary +-pear-formed, marks of disgrace 2- - 3, bristly papillate. Seed: level or vertical, 0.5- - 2 mm, lenticular, glossy, dark. Chromosomes: 2n=18.Biology: Alkaline, saline living spaces in inside and desert, every so often waterfront; Elevation: < 1600 m. (WIKIPEDIA, YEAR).
It is in bloom from August to October. The species is bisexual (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind. the can not develop in the shade. It inclines toward sodden soil. The plant can endure sea introduction.
The early post-medieval hundreds of years it was reaped and consumed, and the cinders were handled as a hotspot for sodium carbonate for use in glass-production; found In Mexico, a few species, for example, Suaeda pulvinate are cooked in conventional dishes known as romeritos. Romeritos is a Mexican dish from Central Mexico, comprising of delicate sprigs of seepweed which are bubbled and served in a mole sauce prepared with shrimp jerky, mixed in with the general mish-mash, Seepweed is not harmful to man

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  1. (c) Ruth Ann Mitchell-Pearsons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/3163719
  2. (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/plant_diversity/17429687856/
  3. (c) Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/ken-ichi/7239827684/
  4. (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/plant_diversity/16833018534/
  5. (c) Patrick Alexander, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), https://www.flickr.com/photos/aspidoscelis/13919059258/
  6. Adapted by smiller33 from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suaeda_nigra

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Leaves succulent, waxy green