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

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


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.


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.


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


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