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Atriplex falcata

Atriplex falcata (M.E. Jones) Standl.

Salt Sage, Sickle Saltbush

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s): Atriplex gardneri var. falcata, Atriplex nuttallii ssp. falcata, Atriplex nuttallii var. falcata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall. Stems somewhat decumbent.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Habitat: Sagebrush, shadscale, and greasewood communities in fine-textured saline substrates.

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


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

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