Neha Patil

Atriplex leucophylla

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Amaranthaceae
Genus  Atriplex
Higher classification  Saltbush
Order  Caryophyllales
Subfamily  Chenopodioideae
Scientific name  Atriplex leucophylla
Rank  Species
Atriplex leucophylla Atriplex leucophylla The Watershed Nursery
Similar  Saltbush, Extriplex californica, Atriplex elegans, Atriplex argentea, Atriplex coronata

Atriplex leucophylla is a species of saltbush known by the common names beach saltbush and white orache. It is native to the coastline of California and Baja California, and the Channel Islands, where it is a resident of beach dunes and other sandy areas.

Atriplex leucophylla CalPhotos Atriplex leucophylla Beach Saltbush

Description

Atriplex leucophylla Wildflowers NPS SAMO NRA Atriplex leucophylla detail page

This is a short, sprawling perennial herb reaching a maximum height near 30 centimeters. The branching stems grow along the ground or slightly upright and may be up to a meter- 3 feet long. The plentiful leaves are oval in shape and are 1 to 4 centimeters long. The foliage and sometimes the stems are rough with whitish scaly surfaces.

Atriplex leucophylla beach saltbush observed by patclarkgray on April 1 2013

The plants are monoecious, with individuals producing male and female flowers. The staminate (male) flowers grow in rounded clusters and lack bracts. The pistillate (female) flowers are oval or round ovaries surrounded by spongy bracts. They develop into fruits containing small seeds.

Atriplex leucophylla Beach saltbush

The bloom period of this species is one of the longest of the Atriplex genus. It blooms from April to October.

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Atriplex leucophylla Atriplex leucophylla Beach Saltbush
Atriplex leucophylla Beach saltbush Atriplex leucophylla

References

Atriplex leucophylla Wikipedia


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