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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex patula L.
Habit: Annual 3--15 dm. Stem: 1+ from base, erect, angled, striate; branches ascending to spreading, glabrous. Leaf: petioled, blade 15--80 mm, lanceolate to oblong, green, glabrous to sparsely scaly, entire to dentate, base generally tapered to +- rounded, tip acute; proximal occasionally hastate; distal leaves linear; non-Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: bracts in fruit 3--8 mm, fused proximally, ovate to diamond-shaped or triangular, minutely dentate, smooth. Seed: of 2 kinds; 1--2 mm, black; or 2.5--3 mm, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=36.
Ecology: Salt marshes or non-saline substrates; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CaRF, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: Canada, to eastern North America, Eurasia, northern Africa. Flowering Time: Jul--Nov Note: Possibly naturalized.
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Atriplex parryi
Next taxon: Atriplex persistens
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex patula, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15252, 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.