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Sonoran Desert Plants
Atriplex canescens (Four-wing saltbush, chamizo cenizo)

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 Atriplex canescens

 Atriplex canescens

 Atriplex canescens

 Atriplex canescens

Habitat: washes
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: alternate simple canescent entire
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Amaranthaceae (amaranth family)
Abundance: spotty,widespread
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 26 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Atriplex canescens (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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