|Atriplex coronata notatior (San Jacinto Valley crownscale)|
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:
- Atriplex coronata var. notatior — San Jacinto Valley crownscale, limited to the San Jacinto River valley in western Riverside County. It is 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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