Taxon  Report   1007    
Atriplex spinifera  J. F. Macbr.
Mojave saltbush,  Spinescale saltbush
Atriplex spinifera
© 2013 Neal Kramer
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Atriplex spinifera
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Atriplex spinifera, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Atriplex spinifera
© 2005 Brent Miller
Genus: Atriplex
Communities: Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Atriplex spinifera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
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 20, 2019).