Atriplex rosea 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 rosea L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Erect, usually much-branched, to 2 m; lvs lanceolate to rhombic- ovate, to 7 cm, deeply sinuate-dentate, thinly gray-scurfy; staminate fls in the uppermost axils and in terminal spikes less than 1 cm; pistillate fls axillary; fruiting bracteoles broadly ovate to rhombic, 4–10 mm long and wide, conspicuously dentate, united to the middle, the central part indurate; tubercles none to several; veins conspicuous, many with free tips; 2n=18. Native of Eurasia, established as a weed in alkaline soil in w. U.S. and occasionally found in waste places in our range.

  • Common Names

    red orache