Calflora
Taxon  Report   996    
Atriplex patula  L.
Fat hen,   Fathen saltweed,   Spear orache,   Spear oracle
Atriplex patula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Family: Chenopodiaceae  
Genus: Atriplex

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFAtriplex hastata ssp. patula
JEFAtriplex hastata var. patula
PLANTSAtriplex patula var. bracteata
PLANTSAtriplex patula var. erecta
PLANTSAtriplex patula var. japonica
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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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/26/2021).