Atriplex argentea var. argentea

Synonyms: Atriplex volutans A. Nelson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 350. Mentioned on page 351, 352.

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


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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.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Stanley L. Welsh +
Nuttall +
Argenteae +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Sask. +, Ariz. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Kans. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, N.Dak. +, S.Dak. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
above 1000 m +
Dry or saline substrates +
Flowering summer–fall. +
Gen. N. Amer. Pl. +
Atriplex volutans +
Atriplex argentea var. argentea +
Atriplex argentea +
variety +