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Atriplex canescens var. macilenta

Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. var. macilenta Jeps.

Fourwing Saltbush, Salton Saltbush

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (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: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Saline desert flats, alluvial fans.

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


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

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