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Frankenia salina (Molina) I.M. Johnst.
alkali seaheath

General Information
Symbol: FRSA
Group: Dicot
Family: Frankeniaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub
Native Status: HI   I
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, Los Angeles Co., Catalina Island. May 4, 2003. Usage Requirements.

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, CA, Glenn Co., Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. April 29, 1996. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
FRGR Frankenia grandifolia Cham. & Schltdl.
FRGRC Frankenia grandifolia Cham. & Schltdl. var. campestris A. Gray
OCSA3 Ocimum salinum Molina


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Frankeniaceae – Frankenia family
Genus Frankenia L. – seaheath
Species Frankenia salina (Molina) I.M. Johnst. – alkali seaheath

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Hawaii FAC
North America
Arid West FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover