Taxon  Report   993    
Atriplex pacifica  A. Nelson
Pacific saltbrush,  South coast saltbush, South coast saltscale
Atriplex pacifica
© 2004 Vince Scheidt
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Atriplex pacifica
© 2004 Vince Scheidt
Atriplex pacifica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, Baja California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Atriplex pacifica
© 2015 Robert Steers
Genus: Atriplex
Communities: Alkali Sink, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: playas, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Atriplex ramosissima
ICPN: Obione microcarpa
More information about  Atriplex pacifica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).