Atriplex leucophylla

(Moquin-Tandon) D. Dietrich

Syn. Pl. 5: 536. 1852

Common names: Whiteleaf orach
Basionyms: Obione leucophylla Moquin-Tandon
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 366. Mentioned on page 325, 367.
Herbs, prostrate (decumbent or procumbent), many branched, 1.5–6 dm, somewhat woody below, coarse, white scurfy. Leaves many, sometimes crowded; blade orbiculate to ovate or ovate-lanceolate to elliptic or oblong, 8–40 × 4–18 mm, base obtuse or rounded, white scurfy. Staminate flowers in dense terminal spikes. Pistillate flowers in few-flowered, axillary clusters. Fruiting bracteoles not compressed, 5–7 mm, faces usually with wartlike projections, scurfy. Seeds dark red-brown, 2.5–3 mm.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Sea beaches, along coasts, at higher elevation inland
Elevation: 0-30 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).

Discussion

Atriplex leucophylla occurs with Potentilla, Camissonia, Ambrosia, Cakile, and Calystegia.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.