Atriplex confertifolia


  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   minute
  • Flower Type:   inconspicuous
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   green
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Salt Tolerance:   high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   good as ground cover - tolerates range of soils
  • Fire Resistant / Low Fuel:   TRUE
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   10,000
  • 2627

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Atriplex confertifolia

Common Name:Spiny saltbush

Atriplex confertifolia, a angiosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Shadscale Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Mono, Monterey, Modoc, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Benito, San Luis Obispo

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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