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Suaeda fruticosa - Forssk.
Common Name Shrubby Seablite
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy soils, salty or otherwise, along the coast[182]. Plants do not grow below the line of the spring high tides[17].
Range Coasts of Europe, from France and Britain southwards. Central and southwestern Asia, Africa.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Moist Soil Full sun


Suaeda fruticosa Shrubby Seablite

Suaeda fruticosa Shrubby Seablite
Physical Characteristics
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Suaeda fruticosa is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

S. vera.

 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked. A salty flavour[K]. Seed - raw or cooked.
Medicinal Uses

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Emetic;  Ophthalmic.

The leaves are used as a poultice in the treatment of ophthalmia[240]. When infused in water, they have been used as an emetic[240].
Other Uses

The plant is rich in potassium and is often burnt as a source of potash for making soap and glass[4].
Cultivation details
Dislikes shade. Succeeds in saline soils and tolerates maritime exposure.
Seed - sow spring in situ.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Suaeda australisSeablite20
Suaeda californicaCalifornia Sea Blite10
Suaeda corniculata 10
Suaeda depressaPursh seepweed10
Suaeda glauca 10
Suaeda japonica 10
Suaeda linearisSouthern Sea Blite, Annual seepweed10
Suaeda maritimaSea Blite, Herbaceous seepweed, Rich's seepweed30
Suaeda nigraBush Seepweed10
Suaeda occidentalisWestern Seepweed10
Suaeda palmeri 10
Suaeda salsa 10


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M. Safder   Tue Feb 21 2006
i want more information about suaeda fruticosa because i am very much interested in this plant especially about its medecinal uses. thanks
m.celine mary   Tue Jul 14 2009
components of this plant leaves not given
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