|Common Name(s)||Sea Blite|
|Scientific Name||Suaeda linearis|
|Flowering Period||Late summer to early fall|
|Location/Vegetative Zone||Salt Marsh (Horseshoe Cove)|
|Identifying Characteristics||Grows to be 2 feet in height|
- Leaves alternate in shape and are green in color, stems branched, branches have numerous segments, waxy appearance.
- In late summer or early fall, numerous tiny green flowers, about 0.1 inch wide.
- Different species of Suaeda were used by Native Americans in order to make the black patterns in woven baskets.
- The entire plant was added to boiled water and steeped in order to extract the potent dye.
- Sea blite can be boiled or steamed; it is known to be a tasty warm salad when hard boiled eggs are added.
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