Atriplex rosea

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Atriplex rosea
Atriplex rosea Sturm30.jpg
Scientific classification
A. rosea
Binomial name
Atriplex rosea

Atriplex rosea is a species of saltbush known by the common names tumbling saltbush, red orach, redscale[1] and tumbling orach (/ˈɒrə/;[2] also spelled orache). It is native to Eurasia but it is widespread elsewhere as an introduced species.

This is an annual herb with erect, hairless stems growing up to 1.5 meters, 4.5 feet, in height. The leaves are green to red in color, oval to triangular to lance-shaped, and with edges which are smooth to wavy. Each leaf has three prominent veins and is up to 6 centimeters long and 3 wide. The male and female flowers are borne in clusters or spikelike inflorescences.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "orache". Oxford English Dictionary third edition. Oxford University Press. June 2004. Retrieved 7 December 2018.

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