Atriplex argentea var. argentea
Stems erect, 3–4 dm. Leaves proximalmost alternate, distal ones short petiolate; blade ovate or ovate-elliptic to deltoid, 6–50 × 4–40 mm, margin entire or repand-dentate, grayish scurfy when young. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or some stipitate (stipe 0.5–5 mm), cuneate to obovate to suborbicular in profile, 3.8–11.2 × 4–8.8(–14) mm, usually compressed, united nearly to apex, green free margin extending nearly to base, dentate, sides smooth or sparsely to densely tuberculate or cristate. 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Dry or saline substrates
Elevation: above 1000 m
Alta., B.C., Man., Sask., Ariz., Colo., Idaho, Kans., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wash., Wyo.
Atriplex argentea var. argentea occasionally may be introduced in Michigan, Missouri, and reputedly, Ohio.