Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Atriplex patula L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Chenopodiaceae
Atriplex patula L.
common orache, spear-scale, spear orach, spear saltbush
Atriplex: ancient Latin name for this plant
patula: somewhat spreading
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect or sprawling, annual, 6"-40" tall, widely branched forb
Flower: white to greenish, tiny, no petals; inflorescence interrupted spikes; blooms July-Oct.
Leaf:stalked, mealy, both sides green, larger leaves long and sometimes with flared lobes or teeth at the base (lance-hastate) leaf drawing
Habitat: disturbed sites

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Flora of North America (off site)
Atriplex patula L. subsp. patula
Atriplex patula L. var. bracteata auct. non Westerl.
Atriplex patula L. var. hastata A.Gray
Atriplex patula L. var. japonica Level.
Atriplex patula L. var. patula

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