Calflora
Taxon  Report   13175    
Extriplex joaquinana  (A. Nelson) E.H. Zacharias
San Joaquin spearscale
Extriplex joaquinana
© 2009 John Dittes
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Extriplex joaquinana
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Extriplex joaquinana
© © 2003 George W. Hartwell
Extriplex joaquinana, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Atriplex joaquiniana
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Extriplex joaquinana
© 2013 Janell Hillman
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Extriplex
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Valley Grassland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Atriplex joaquinana

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Atriplex joaquinana
CNPS: Atriplex joaquiniana
ICPN: Atriplex spicata var. lagunita
More information about  Extriplex joaquinana
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

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 16, 2018).

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