Taxon  Report   993 
Atriplex pacifica  A. Nels.
Pacific saltbrush,  South coast saltbush, South coast saltscale
Atriplex pacifica
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Atriplex pacifica
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Atriplex pacifica
© 2004 Vince Scheidt
Atriplex pacifica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and Baja California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Atriplex pacifica
© 2004 Vince Scheidt
Genus: Atriplex
Alkali Sink, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian
Habitat: playas, coastal [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Atriplex ramosissima
TJM2: Obione microcarpa
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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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