Calflora
Taxon  Report   1004    
Atriplex serenana  A. Nelson ex Abrams
Bractscale,  Saltscale, Tractscale
Atriplex serenana
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Atriplex serenana
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Atriplex serenana
© 2010 Chris Winchell
Atriplex serenana, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Atriplex serenana
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Atriplex
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Atriplex bracteosa
ICPN: Obione bracteosa
More information about  Atriplex serenana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ATSE2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).