Calflora
Taxon  Report   13174    
Extriplex californica  (Moq.) E.H. Zacharias
California orach
Extriplex californica
© 2006 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Extriplex californica
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Extriplex californica
© Charles Webber © 1998 California Academy of Sciences
Extriplex californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Extriplex californica
© 2014 Steve Matson
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Extriplex
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Atriplex californica

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Atriplex californica
More information about  Extriplex californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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