New York Natural Heritage Program
Narrow-leaf Sea-blite
Suaeda linearis (Ell.) Moq.
Dicots
Suaeda linearis Kimberly J. Smith
Family: Goosefoot Family (Chenopodiaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
The genus name is the Arabic common name for this plant (Fernald 1950). Some species in the Southwestern United States were the source of a black dye used by Native Americans (Mabberley 1987).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are five existing populations but four of them have less than 50 plants each. Only one population is large with about 5000 plants. Two recent observations have not been confirmed. There are 19 populations from the early 1900s that have not been resurveyed and two that are considered extirpated.

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