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Atriplex alaskensis

Atriplex alaskensis S. Watson

Alaska Orach, Alaska Orache

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s): Atriplex gmelinii var. alaskensis, Atriplex patula var. alaskensis


USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 40 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Canada: BC , YT
Native Habitat: Coastal salt marsh, with other strand and beach plants, from below high-tide level.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


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

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