Atriplex garrettii var. navajoensis

(C. A. Hanson) S. L. Welsh & Crompton

Great Basin Naturalist 55: 326. 1995.

Common names: Navajo Bridge saltbush
Basionym: Atriplex navajoensis C. A. Hanson Stud. Syst. Bot. 1: 3. 1962
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 376. Mentioned on page 375.

Plants mostly 5–10 × 5–16 dm. Leaves 7 or more on first flowering branch of current growth, subopposite proximally, alternate distally; petiole 1–5 mm; blade orbiculate to elliptic or oblanceolate, 20–35 × (7–)10–20 mm, margin entire, apex retuse to obtuse. Staminate flowers yellow, in panicles mainly 5–15 cm. Pistillate flowers in panicles 15–30 cm. Fruiting bracteoles sessile or on stipes to 3 mm, body 4-winged, 6–10 mm and wide, wings lateral, 2–4 mm wide, dentate, apical tooth 0.8–1.5 mm.

Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Sandstone or limestone rimrock
Elevation: 900-1200 m


Atriplex gardneri var. navahoensis occurs in communities with ephedra, four-wing saltbush, shadscale, Indian rice-grass, and galleta.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Stanley L. Welsh +
(C. A. Hanson) S. L. Welsh & Crompton +
Atriplex navajoensis +
Navajo Bridge saltbush +
900-1200 m +
Sandstone or limestone rimrock +
Flowering summer–fall. +
Great Basin Naturalist +
Atriplex canescens subsp. garrettii +  and Atriplex canescens var. garrettii +
Atriplex garrettii var. navajoensis +
Atriplex garrettii +
variety +