E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Atriplex gmelinii var. gmelinii C.A. Mey.
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
(Previously in Chenopodiaceae)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Distribution of Atriplex gmelinii var. gmelinii
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Species Information

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General:
Annual herb from a taproot; stems decumbent to erect, freely branched, 0.1-1.0 m tall/long.
Leaves:
Lower leaves opposite, upper leaves alternate, stalked or stalkless, lanceolate to oblong or rounded, 2-10 cm long, the bases smooth or toothed, covered with a whitish mealy substance when young but becoming glabrous and greenish with maturity.
Flowers:
Inflorescence of terminal or axillary spikes or panicles; pistillate bracteoles only slightly thickened basally or not at all, largest ones strap-shaped or narrowly egg-shaped, 4-12 mm long.
Fruits:
Membranous pericarps; seeds erect, 1.5-2.7 mm long.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to mesic shorelines in the lowland zone; infrequent along the coast; N to AK.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

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