Taxon  Report   1000 
Atriplex polycarpa  (Torrey) S. Watson
Allscale,  cattle spinach, Cattle Spinach, allscale saltbush, cattle saltbush

Atriplex polycarpa
© 2013 Jean Pawek
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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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Atriplex curvidens
TJM2: Obione polycarpa
 Information about  Atriplex polycarpa  from other sources:

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: Oct 04, 2015).

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