Atriplex patula

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Atriplex patula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: A. patula
Binomial name
Atriplex patula

Atriplex patula L. (Spear Saltbush; Common Orache; Spear Orach; Spreading Orach) is a ruderal, circumboreal species of annual herbaceous plants in the genus Atriplex naturalized in many temperate regions.

Atriplex patula has been naturalized in North America since the eighteenth century.[1][2]


  1. ^ Atriplex patula in Flora of North America
  2. ^ USDA PLANTS Profile