Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum

Common names: Saltmarsh bird's-beak
Conservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 667.

Stems 15–30 cm, puberulent and often villous or short-pilose; branches decumbent to ascending, distals usually overtopping central spike. Spikes: bract margins entire or slightly notched. Flowers: corolla-tube and abaxial lip pale-yellow to white, galea purple-red or brown-red. Seeds 15–20, 1.5–2.5 mm. 2n = 30.


Phenology: Flowering May–Oct.
Habitat: Coastal salt marshes.
Elevation: 0–10 m.

Distribution

Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Plants intermediate between the coastal subsp. maritimum and the inland subsp. canescens have been found in southern California.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

pale-yellow +  and white +
rounded +  and galeate +
Kerry A. Barringer +
(Nuttall ex Bentham) A. Heller +
Cordylanthus maritimus +
not leathery +  and not fleshy +
notched +  and entire +
lanceolate +  and oblong-lanceolate +
decumbent +  and ascending +
spathe-like +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Saltmarsh bird's-beak +
not elongate +
pale-yellow;white +
white +  and pale-yellow or pale-pink +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
0–10 m. +
pilose +  and glabrous +
2 +  and 1 +
indehiscent +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
brown-red +  and purple-red +
Coastal salt marshes. +
axillary +  and terminal +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
deciduous +
purple-red;redbrown +
narrowly triangular +  and triangular +
2-toothed +  and entire +
tenuinucellate +  and unitegmic +
campylotropous-like +
Flowering May–Oct. +
Muhlenbergia +
10 +  and 40 +
ovoid +  and reniform +
Conservation concern +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
subequal +
aerial +  and subterranean +
decumbent +, spreading +  and erect +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
not fleshy +
expanded +
Chloropyron maritimum subsp. maritimum +
Chloropyron maritimum +
subspecies +