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Saltwart, Batis maritima, a salt tolerant species common on dunes, impoundments, and salt marshes. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.


Stem detail of Batis maritima. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.

Species Name: Batis maritima L.
Common Name: Saltwort
Turtleweed
Synonymy: None
  1. TAXONOMY

    Kingdom Phylum/Division Class: Order: Family: Genus:
    Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Batales Bataceae Batis

    Other Taxonomic Groupings

    Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
    Division: Magnoliophyta
    Subclass: Dilleniidae

  2. HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION

    No information is available at this time

  3. LIFE HISTORY AND POPULATION BIOLOGY

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  4. PHYSICAL TOLERANCES

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  5. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

    No information is available at this time

  6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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  7. REFERENCES

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Report by: K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station
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Page last updated: December 17, 2001

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