Calflora
Taxon  Report   996 
Atriplex patula  L.
Fat hen,  Fathen saltweed, Spear orache, Spear oracle
Atriplex patula
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
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Atriplex patula
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Atriplex patula
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Atriplex patula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Atriplex patula
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Atriplex
Communities:
Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Atriplex patula var. bracteata
PLANTS: Atriplex patula var. erecta
PLANTS: Atriplex patula var. japonica
TJM2 + PLANTS: Atriplex patula var. patula
TJM2: Atriplex hastata ssp. patula
TJM2: Atriplex hastata var. patula
TJM2: Teutliopsis patula
More information about  Atriplex patula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (ATPA4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 23, 2017).

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