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Fourwing Saltbush, Shadscale
3,000 - 8,000 ft.
May, June, July, August
Height | Length:
1 - 10 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran
Atriplex canescens fruit has four wing-like protuberances at 90 degree angles to each other. Fruits change to a tan color when dry. This plant is dioecious (separate male and female plants). Pipes Canyon, CA | November 2013
Atriplex canescens female plants with stems of ripe, green fruit. Pipes Canyon | August 2014
This image of Atriplex canescens shows dried fruit and small, linear leaves that are a gray-green color. Pipes Canyon | March 2013
Atriplex canescens shrub with dried flowers. Pipes Canyon, CA | October 2015