Taxon  Report   967 
Atriplex canescens  (Pursh) Nutt.
Fourwing saltbush,  Hoary saltbush, Shadscale

Atriplex canescens
© 2003 Michael Charters
Atriplex canescens
© 2004 Heath McAllister
Atriplex canescens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Atriplex canescens
© 2001 Thomas M. Elder, M.D.
Genus: Atriplex
Subspecies and Varieties:
Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Coastal Strand, Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Atriplex nuttallii
TJM2: Calligonum canescens
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 27, 2015).

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