Atriplex patula L.  
Family: Amaranthaceae
common orache, spear orach, spear saltbush, spear-scale
[Atriplex patula subsp. patula L., Atriplex patula var. bracteata L., Atriplex patula var. japonica L., Atriplex patula var. patula L.]
Atriplex patula image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Atriplex: ancient Latin name for this plant
Plants: erect or sprawling, annual, 6"-40" tall, widely branched forb
Leaves: stalked, mealy, both sides green, larger leaves long and sometimes with flared lobes or teeth at the base (lance-hastate) leaf drawing
Flowers: white to greenish, tiny, no petals; inflorescence interrupted spikes; blooms July-Oct.
Habitat: disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Atriplex patula image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Atriplex patula image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Atriplex patula image
Atriplex patula image
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