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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex hortensis L.
Habit: Annual, erect, 5--18(25) dm. Stem: generally 1, branches ascending to erect, striate, sparsely scaly. Leaf: petioled; generally alternate except proximal opposite; blade 12--150 mm, ovate to deltate, entire to wavy or dentate, green, glabrous to sparsely scaly; distal leaves abruptly reduced; non-Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: terminal; bracts in fruit 0 or 2, free, 8--18 mm, wide-elliptic to +- round, smooth, clearly net-veined, entire. Pistillate Flower: calyx lobes 5 if bracts 0, or 0 if bracts 2. Seed: of 2 kinds; generally horizontal, 1--2 mm, black if bracts 0; or vertical, 2--4.5 mm, brown if bracts 2. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Open, disturbed places; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, SnFrB, SCo, MP, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Jul--Nov
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
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Previous taxon: Atriplex gmelinii var. gmelinii
Next taxon: Atriplex hymenelytra
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex hortensis, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15221, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.