Allenrolfea occidentalis (S. Watson) Kuntze
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
Synonym(s): Halostachys occidentalis
USDA Symbol: ALOC2
Succulent, hairless, highly branched shrub; woody below.
This plant, a member of the goosefoot family and relative of the glassworts, tolerates salty soils by taking up salt into plant tissues.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , ID , NM , NV , OR , TX , UT
Native Distribution: Oregon and Idaho south and east to California and Texas.
Native Habitat: Salt flats, saline areas, playa margins.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Allenrolfea occidentalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Allenrolfea occidentalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Allenrolfea occidentalis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff