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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Atriplex||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Atriplex prostrata Boucher ex DC.
Habit: Annual 1--12 dm. Stem: branched at base, ascending to +- erect, green-striate, finely white-scaly, glabrous in age. Leaf: generally petioled, blade 10--90 mm, triangular-hastate, entire to wavy-dentate, green, glabrous to sparsely fine-scaly, base truncate to rounded; non-Kranz. Pistillate Inflorescence: bracts in fruit 3--7 mm, fused at base, ovate to deltate, base truncate to obtuse, entire to finely-dentate, smooth or 2-tubercled. Seed: of 2 kinds, 1--1.5 mm, black, or 1--2.5 mm, brown. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Wet places, marshes; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, CaRH, n SNF, Teh, GV, CW, SW, MP (exc Wrn), SNE (exc W&I); Distribution Outside California: to eastern North America; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Apr--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth H. Zacharias
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Atriplex polycarpa
Next taxon: Atriplex pusilla
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth H. Zacharias 2016. Atriplex prostrata, Revision 1, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15260, accessed on September 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 29, 2016.