Taxon  Report   1000 
Atriplex polycarpa  (Torrey) S. Watson
Allscale saltbush,  Allscale, cattle spinach, Cattle saltbush, Cattle spinach
Atriplex polycarpa
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Atriplex polycarpa
© 2005 Steve Matson
Atriplex polycarpa
© 2005 Steve Matson
Atriplex polycarpa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Atriplex polycarpa
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Atriplex
Creosote Bush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Alkali Sink
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2: Atriplex curvidens
TJM2: Obione polycarpa
More information about  Atriplex polycarpa
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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