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Atriplex canescens var. canescens

Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. var. canescens

Cenizo, Fourwing Saltbush, Wingscale

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s): Atriplex canescens ssp. canescens, Atriplex canescens var. occidentalis, Atriplex tetraptera

USDA Symbol: ATCAC

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB
Native Habitat: Sandy or gravelly sites in Joshua tree, blackbrush, greasewood, salt desert shrub, sagebrush, mountain brush and pinyon-juniper communities.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 canescens var. canescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Atriplex canescens var. canescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Atriplex canescens var. canescens

Metadata

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

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