Taxon  Report   997    
Atriplex patula  L.  var. obtusa  (Cham.) M. Peck  
(no longer an active name)
Fat hen,  Spear orache, Spear oracle
Atriplex patula var. obtusa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

Bloom Period
Genus: Atriplex
Parent: Atriplex patula
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF other name:
Atriplex gmelinii var. gmelinii

PLANTS other name:
Atriplex gmelinii

NOTE: Atriplex patula var. obtusa is no longer an active name.
More information about  Atriplex patula var. obtusa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 05, 2020).