Atriplex polycarpa


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Botanical nameAtriplex polycarpa
Common nameShadscale
Size4×10 | 5 gal

Also known as cattle spinach, this species is widely distributed through to western US. It is densely branched with crowded round leaves with a grey scaly texture. Like all saltbushes, it can access water in environments with excess salt by storing the salt in the leaves away from plant cells. This is good choice for highly alkaline soils.

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4×10, 5 gal