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Atriplex subspicata

Atriplex subspicata (Nutt.) Rydb.

Saline Saltbush

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

Synonym(s): Atriplex patula ssp. hastata, Atriplex patula ssp. subspicata, Atriplex patula var. subspicata

USDA Symbol: ATSU2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Amaranthaceae are a family of annual or perennial herbs with small, crowded flowers. There are usually 5 sepals and no petals. Filaments of the stamens are often united into a short tube.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear , Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene , Nut

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown


USA: AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , KS , LA , MA , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OK , OR , TX , VA , WA , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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