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Atriplex canescens var. linearis

Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. var. linearis (S. Watson) Munz

Chamizo, Narrowleaf Wingscale, Slenderleaf Saltbush, Thinleaf Fourwing Saltbush

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s): Atriplex canescens ssp. linearis, Atriplex linearis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Saline deserts.

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


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

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