Atriplex powellii

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Atriplex powellii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: A. powellii
Binomial name
Atriplex powellii
S. Watson [1]

Atriplex powellii (common name Powell's saltweed), is a plant found in the United States and Canada.


Among the Zuni people, the seeds were eaten raw before the presence of corn and afterwards. They are also ground with corn meal and made into a mush.[2][3]


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  2. ^ tevenson, Matilda Coxe 1915 Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30 (p.66)
  3. ^ Castetter, Edward F. 1935 Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food. University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44 (p. 22)