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[Atriplex patula subsp. patula L., more]
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)
Flowers: white to greenish, tiny, no petals; inflorescence interrupted spikes; blooms July-Oct.
Habitat: disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACW- USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions