PLANT PROFILE

Atriplex patula 
spear saltbush, orache


Atriplex patula¨›

Atriplex patula¨›
Atriplex patula¨›
Photos courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Atriplex patula L.
Common name: spear saltbush, orache
Group: dicot
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: annual
Origin: introduced
Plant height: 10 - 24"'
Foliage: triangular, lower ones are opposite
Flower: small, interrupted spikes; green
Flowering time: June to November
Habitat: salty or akaline soils in disturbed habitats
Range in New Jersey: scattered counties statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Distribution: