|Atriplex coronata notatior (San Jacinto Valley crownscale)|
Atriplex coronata is a species of saltbush known by the common name crownscale. It is endemic to California, where it grows in areas of saline and alkaline soils in the Central Valley, nearby mountain slopes, and south coast.
This is an annual herb producing stiff erect or leaning straw-colored stems up to about 30 centimeters tall. The gray scaly leaves are one or two centimeters long and generally oval-shaof flowers. The seeds are just over a millimeter long.
There are two to three varieties of this species:
- One, the San Jacinto Valley crownscale, Atriplex coronata var. notatior, is limited to the San Jacinto River valley in western Riverside County. It is treated as an endangered species since being listed on the federal level in 1998.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Atriplex coronata
- USDA Plants Profile: Atriplex coronata
- Flora of North America
- Atriplex coronata - Photo gallery
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