Atriplex patula

Beach saltbush

  • Height:   1 ft - 3 ft to 3 ft
  • Life Cycle:   annual
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   minute
  • Flower Type:   inconspicuous
  • Bloom Type:   summer
  • Flower Color:   green
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Salt Tolerance:   high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   315,400
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Atriplex patula

Common Name:Spear oracle

Atriplex patula, a angiosperm, is a annual herb that is native to California.

US Distribution:
Plant Community(s):Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, Alkali Sink
Habitat:coastal salt-marsh

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Colusa, Humboldt, Kern, Lassen, Los Angeles, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Modoc, Orange, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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Bloom Months
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