Calflora
Taxon  Report   1012    
Atriplex tularensis  Coville
Bakersfield smallscale,  Tulare saltbush
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Atriplex tularensis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1A (presumed extinct).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered .

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Atriplex
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Atriplex cordulata var. tularensis
ICPN: Obione tularensis
More information about  Atriplex tularensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ATTU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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