Atriplex patula

ClassificationDicots
FamilyChenopodiaceae
Family (Traditional)Chenopodiaceae
GenusAtriplex
Species:Atriplex patula L.
Common NameSpear Saltbush
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 0; Stamen Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Atriplex patula var. bracteata Atriplex patula var. bracteata
Atriplex patula var. erecta Atriplex patula var. erecta
Atriplex patula var. japonica Atriplex patula var. japonica
Chenopodium zosterifolium Chenopodium zosterifolium

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bullitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Carroll (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, KNK, MDKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1990 - 1990

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000008942 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Atriplex patula
MDKY00009282 Carroll Kentucky
MDKY
Atriplex patula
MDKY00009281 Carroll Kentucky
MDKY
Atriplex patula
APSC0088224 Jefferson Kentucky 19 Oct 1990 Max Medley
APSC
Atriplex patula
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