Atriplex suberecta

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Atriplex suberecta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: A. suberecta
Binomial name
Atriplex suberecta

Atriplex suberecta is a species of saltbush known by the common names sprawling saltbush, lagoon saltbush and (in Britain and Ireland) Australian orache.[1] It is native to Australia.


It can be found on other continents as an introduced species and invasive species, including southern Africa and parts of North America. It is sometimes considered a noxious weed.


This is an annual herb producing sprawling, scaly stems 20 to 60 centimeters long. The thin, toothed leaves are oval to diamond-shaped and up to 3 centimeters long. The male and female flowers are generally borne in axillary clusters.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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