Atriplex hastata L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Atriplex hastata L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Plants erect and to 1 m, or prostrate; lvs green, the principal ones 2–10 × 2–9 cm, hastate to triangular or rhomboidal, with sharp basal angles or lobes; infls lfless except at base; fruiting bracteoles foliaceous and somewhat (but usually not strongly) spongy-thickened toward the base, joined near the base, obscurely to ± evidently veined, 3–10 mm, triangular-hastate to triangular ovate, the lateral angles ± rounded, entire or toothed; seeds dimorphic; brown seeds 1.5–3 mm wide; black seeds harder, 1–2 mm wide; radicle inferior; diploid on x=9. On sea beaches and in salt marshes or saline soil inland; widespread in the N. Hemisphere, but in N. Amer. perhaps only intr. (A. patula var. h.; A. triangularis; A. franktonii)