Wheelscale Saltbush

Wheelscale Saltbush

Wheelscale Saltbush
Atriplex elegans

Wheelscale Saltbush

Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)

Size: 0.125 in.

Date:7/21/2001

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Notes: The seed is permanently enclosed between 2 wheelshaped bracts about 1/8 inch in diameter. The greenish margin is divided into 9 to 20 narrow distinct teeth. X species of Atriplex in Arizona.

Wheelscale Saltbush entry in the online edition of An Illustrated Guide to Arizona Weeds, Kittie F. Parker, University of Arizona Press.

This plant is found on the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Working Check list of flora.