OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Batis maritima   FAMILY Bataceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Batis maritima   FAMILY Bataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 065-01-001:
Batis maritima   FAMILY Bataceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Saltwort, Beachwort, Batis, Turtleweed


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image of Batis maritima, Saltwort, Beachwort, Batis, Turtleweed

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbmaritima_hutch1

June    Colleton County    SC

Among the few species that can tolerate the high salinity of salt flats, per Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Batis maritima   FAMILY Bataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Batis maritima   FAMILY Bataceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 065-01-001:
Batis maritima   FAMILY Bataceae

 

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2321

Subshrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Common in GA, uncommon in SC

Habitat: Brackish marshes, "Batis flats", other salt flats, mangroves, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Fall

 

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