Taxon  Report   3612    
Frankenia salina  (Molina) I. M. Johnst.
Alkali heath,  Alkali seaheath, Yerba reuma, alkali heath
Frankenia salina
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Frankenia salina
© 2002 Franco Folini
Frankenia salina
© 2014 Neal Kramer
Frankenia salina, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Frankenia salina
© 2009 Robert Steers
Genus: Frankenia
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ocimum salinum
ICPN + PLANTS: Frankenia grandifolia var. campestris
ICPN + PLANTS: Frankenia grandifolia
More information about  Frankenia salina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 19, 2019).