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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-04-002?:
Atriplex patula   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

(?) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Atriplex patula var. hastata

 

COMMON NAME:
Thinleaf Orach, Fat-hen, Triangle Orach


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image of Atriplex prostrata, Thinleaf Orach, Fat-hen, Triangle Orach

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_atha_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-04-002?:
Atriplex patula   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

(?) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Atriplex patula var. hastata

 

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3067

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Eurasia?

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in the Carolinas, rare in GA

Look for it in marsh edges, brackish flats, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Lowermost opposite, others alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
5 sepals in staminate flowers, absent in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
5 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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