Taxon  Report   984    
Atriplex hymenelytra  (Torr.) S. Watson
Desert holly,  Desertholly saltbush
Atriplex hymenelytra
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Atriplex hymenelytra
© 2010 Steve Matson
Atriplex hymenelytra
© 2007 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Atriplex hymenelytra, 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 hymenelytra
© 2009 Steve Matson
Genus: Atriplex
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Obione hymenelytra
More information about  Atriplex hymenelytra
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 15, 2019).