Atriplex semibaccata or Salt Bush is perennial or subshrub usually less than 13 in (33 cm) tall, from deep woody taproot; often mounded. Stems: usually several stems that range from 1-5 ft (30-150 cm), spreading on the ground or slightly ascending. Stems usually white-scaly or becoming glabrous. Leaves: alternate, subsessile. Blade 0.32-1.2 in (8-30 mm), oblong to narrowly elliptic, entire to wavy-toothed, and often scaly, especially below blade. Inflorescence: monoecious, pistillate flowers axillary, staminate flowers in terminal spikes, each subtended by 2 bracts. Inflorescence ovate to almost diamond-shaped, fleshy, reddish, net-veined, sub-entire. Fruit: with bracts approximately 0.2-0.3 in (4-8 mm), fused to the mid-section or slightly above, becoming thick and fleshy in fruit. Seed: 0.06-0.08 in (1.5-2 mm).
Atriplex semibaccata, saltbush, creeping saltbush, Salt bush, the Australian saltbush