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Atriplex acanthocarpa ssp. acanthocarpa

Atriplex acanthocarpa (Torr.) S. Watson ssp. acanthocarpa

Tubercled Saltbush

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s): Obione acanthocarpa


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


Native Habitat: Alkaline soils, mainly occurring along the drainages of the Gila and Rio Grande rivers.

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

Additional resources

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


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

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