Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!

Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:

Atriplex spinifera

Atriplex spinifera J.F. Macbr.

Mojave Saltbush, Spinescale Saltbush, Spiny Saltbush

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ATSP

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Habitat: Xeric saline substrates, with mixed salt desert shrubs.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC
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.

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

Metadata

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

Go back