Atriplex coronata

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Atriplex coronata
Atriplex coronata notatior.jpg
Atriplex coronata notatior (San Jacinto Valley crownscale)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: A. coronata
Binomial name
Atriplex coronata
S.Wats.

Atriplex coronata is a species of saltbush known by the common name crownscale. It is endemic to California.

Distribution[edit]

The halophyte plant grows in areas of saline and alkaline soils in the Central Valley and nearby slopes of the Inner California Coast Ranges in Central California; and the South Coast region of Southern California.

Description[edit]

Atriplex coronata 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.

The flowers are generally oval shaped. The seeds are just over a millimeter long.

Varieties[edit]

There are two or three varieties of this species. They include:

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