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Atriplex polycarpa

Desert saltbush, Allscale Saltbush, chamiso cenizo

Atriplex polycarpa
Atriplex polycarpa
Atriplex polycarpa
Atriplex polycarpa

Life form2, 3: shrub, low
Habitat: valleys
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: oval or spatulate
leaf surface3: canescent and hairy
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: greenish or green
Flowering period2: Summer
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Amaranthaceae (amaranth family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family)
Status: common,widespread
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range

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