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Atriplex lentiformis ssp. lentiformis

Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Watson ssp. lentiformis

Big Saltbush, Quailbush

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Habitat: Saline to essentially non-saline drainages, stream and canal banks, roadsides, warm desert shrub, saltbush and riparian communities.

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


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

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