Page author: David Giblin
Atriplex hortensis
garden orache, French spinach

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Great Plains and in scattered locations in eastern North America.

Habitat: Disturbed areas, often where seasonally moist.

Flowers: July-August

Origin: Introduced from Asia

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Atriplex hortensis L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 1053. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Atriplex nitens Schkuhr
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Atriplex hortensis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Atriplex hortensis checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Atriplex hortensis information.

E-Flora BC: Atriplex hortensis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Atriplex hortensis photos.

USDA Plants: Atriplex hortensis information.

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