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Atriplex prostrata
fat hen, hastate orache, thin-leaf orache

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, in scattered location across Canada and the U.S. to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Along the coast in saline soils, beaches, and strands; inland in alkaline soils.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Atriplex prostrata Boucher ex DC.
Publication: Fl. Franç. ed. 3. 3: 387. 1805.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Atriplex triangularis Willd. [JPM]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Atriplex prostrata checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Atriplex prostrata information.

E-Flora BC: Atriplex prostrata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Atriplex prostrata photos.

USDA Plants: Atriplex prostrata information.

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