Atriplex semibaccata, Salt Bush

Max Height: 0.60-1m Spread: 0.3-0.6m

Origin: USA Family: Chenopodiaceae

Common Name: Australian Saltbush Flower Colour: Greenish-white

Drought Tolerance: High Salinity Tolerance: High

Sun Tolerance: High Wind Tolerance: High

Water Requirement: Low PH Level: Alkaline

Pest Tolerance: High Disease Tolerance: High

Growth Rate: Fast Fragrance: No

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

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