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Sonoran Desert Plants
Atriplex elegans (Wheel-scale orach, chamiso cenizo)

Coffee Pot Mountain

 

Habitat: valleys, roadsides, disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: fascicled simple leaves
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 28 (8.5 MB pdf)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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