Suaeda spicata (Willd.) Moq.


Genus: Suaeda

Sinònims: Suaeda maritima (L.) Dumort subsp. spicata (Willd.) O. Bolòs & Vigo

Catalan common name: Canyametes.

Spanish common name: Almajo. Babosa. Cañametes. Espejuelo. Marroquines. Mata. Matilla. Salitrera. Sosa azuleja. Sosa blanca. Sosa negra.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Lleida.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza. Formentera.

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Litoral marshes and riparian. Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Salty soils.

Characteristics: An annual cycle herbacous plant that lives in saline soils. Characterized by its extensive branching form the base, and for its linear, succulent leaves with a circular croos section. Flowers are very slightly apparent and are united on spicules. Flowes during the summer.