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Atriplex glabriuscula

Atriplex glabriuscula Edmondston

Scotland Orache, Babington's Orache, Northeastern Saltbush, Glabrous Orach

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ATGL

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

The stems of this plant are green and striped.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate , Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Deltoid , Hastate , Lanceolate
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Hastate , Truncate
Breeding System: Monoecious
Inflorescence: Axillary , Cyme , Terminal
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Notes: The bracts under the bloom are green, becoming black or reddish to yellow brown.

Distribution

USA: CT , IL , MA , ME , NH , NY , PA , RI
Canada: NB , NL , NS
Native Habitat: Sandy or shingly beaches all round coasts, brackish/alkaline environments.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-07-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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