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Atriplex hymenelytra is a species of saltbush known by the common name desert holly. Desert holly is native to the Southwestern United States, California, Baja California, and northwestern Mexico. 
This is a desert-dwelling shrub, such as in the Mojave Desert, reaching heights of between one half and one meter, 1.5-3 feet. It is generally a rounded bush covered in distinctive reflective silver-gray, twisted, oblong, many-pointed leaves. The colour is from salt left on their leaves, this helps reflect the light and therefore reduce the amount of water lost. The fruits are enclosed in disc-shaped bracteoles after flowering. 
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