Taxon  Report   1000    
Atriplex polycarpa  (Torr.) S. Watson
Allscale saltbush,  Allscale, cattle spinach, Cattle saltbush, Cattle spinach
Atriplex polycarpa
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Atriplex polycarpa
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Atriplex polycarpa
© 2005 Steve Matson
Atriplex polycarpa, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Atriplex polycarpa
© 2018 Angelique Herman
Genus: Atriplex
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Alkali Sink

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Atriplex curvidens
ICPN: Obione polycarpa
More information about  Atriplex polycarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).