Bush seepweed series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<1.5 m
Series canopy cover:o
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   1600
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitats intermittently flooded, saturated. Water chemistry: mixosaline. Dry lake beds; plains; old lake beds perched above current drainages. Cowardin class: Palustrine shrub-scrub wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists bush see weed as a FAC+.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Burk (1977), MacMahon (1988), Paysen et al. (1980), Vasek & Barbour (1977), West (1988).
Comments:The Jepson Manual considers Suaeda fruticosa and S. torreyana, including S. t. var. ramosissima , misapplied to bush seepweed ( S. moquinii ). Bush seepweed, iodine bush, and greasewood grow around margins of dry or wet lakes [ see Greasewood series, Iodine bush series]. Whether a given stand is classed as a member of these series depends on which species dominates. Bush seepweed tolerates high salt concentrations. In CenV stands of this series form a fine scale with All-scale series and Alkali sacaton series, depending on depth to water table.
Plot based descriptions:Bradley (1970) defines an association in Death Valley National Park MojD.
Series Association:Bradley (1970): Bush seepweed-iodine bush association [as Western salt flat].
FormationExtremely xeromorphic mixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Bush seepweed series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Bush seepweed series
Common species: View common species for: Bush seepweed series

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