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Atriplex cristata (Crested saltbush)
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Atriplex cristata

Atriplex cristata Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Crested Saltbush, Quelite

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s): Atriplex arenaria, Atriplex littoralis, Atriplex pentandra

USDA Symbol: ATCR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Sandy seashores and salt marshes.

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


Record Modified: 2021-01-26
Research By: CBR

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