Taxon  Report   1061    
Batis maritima  L.
Saltwort,  Turtleweed
Batis maritima
© 2009 Anna Bennett
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Batis maritima
© 2009 Robert Steers
Batis maritima
© 2003 Debra Valov
Batis maritima, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Batis maritima
© 2012 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: BATACEAE  
Genus: Batis
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Batis maritima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).