Calflora
Observation  Detail
Plant Name   Atriplex amnicola
Swamp saltbush
Observer Ron Vanderhoff    PROFILE
Date 2018-04-21
County Orange
Coordinates 33.63038, -117.88380
LOCATION CLOSEUP What Grows Here?
Elevation 13 meters
Location Big Canyon, Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach
Notes This roughly deleniates the primary colony, which is quite dense and with a high percent cover. Most other plant species are crowded out or now excluded from this polygon. However, there are several pioneer plants scattered outside of this polygon. Apparently this plant was introduced (accidentally?) to the bay during the period of the freshwater pond construction in the 1980's.
Habitat High salinity soils of coastal sage scrub plant community. Much of the soils here are former dredge from the bay, although the plant is also now well established on slopes and more upland soils as well.
Gross Area 3.681 Acres
Number of Plants 101 - 1000Phenology Flowering
Calflora ID po87569
Added 2018-04-21 Plant Observation Entry
GroupEarly Detection Network
Location Quality HIGH (2)
ContextOther Plant Observations at this location
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff     CC BY-NC 4.0
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff     CC BY-NC 4.0
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff     CC BY-NC 4.0
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff     CC BY-NC 4.0