Atriplex cordulata var. cordulata
Stems highly branched from base, 1–5 dm; branches mainly steeply ascending. Leaves: blade ovate to cordate-ovate or subcordate, 5–15(–20) × (3–)5–12 mm wide, base rounded to cordate-clasping, margin typically entire, or sparingly toothed below middle. Anthers red or purple. Fruiting bracteoles semicircular to deltoid-ovate in profile, 4–5 mm and about as wide, central tooth largest, scarcely though sometimes tuberculate on faces. 2n = 36.
Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Hard trampled, somewhat saline or alkaline soils
Elevation: below 70 m
Of conservation concern.
Atriplex cordulata var. cordulata often occurs with Distichlis spicata, Centromadia pungens, Suaeda moquinii, Spergularia macrotheca, Frankenia salina, Sporobolus airoides, and other annual Atriplex species.