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Atriplex acanthocarpa

Atriplex acanthocarpa (Torr.) S. Watson

Armed Saltbush, Salt Brush, Salt Bush, Tubercled Saltbush

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ATAC

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 40 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Alkaline or saline soils.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Webref 1 - Texas Native Shrubs (2002) Texas A&M University Agriculture Program and Leslie Finical, Dallas Arboretum

Additional resources

USDA: Find Atriplex acanthocarpa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Atriplex acanthocarpa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Atriplex acanthocarpa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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