|Berry Seablite photos|
|Scientific Name:||Suaeda baccifera|
Native to Eurasia.
Berry Seablite branches
Photo: A J Brown
Procumbent to weakly erect annual or short-lived perennial, hairless, herb to 30 cm tall. Glaucous or grey-green, often tinged pink. Leaves are linear, pointed, 5-15 mm long and 1-1.5 mm wide with narrowly membranous and transparent margins.
Flowers are in clusters between the leaves and stems, forming leafy panicles. Flowers are subtended by 2-3 small scale-like bracts and the flower (or perianth) segments are succulent, 5 lobed, depressed-globular in shape and about 3 mm diameter. Seed is lens-shaped, black to dark-reddish brown, 1.-1.5 mm diameter.
Scattered around Port Phillip Bay in coastal saltmarsh and on inland saline flats and salt lakes.
Similar in general growth to Austral Seablite (Suaeda australis) but normally a smaller and more procumbent plant.