Atriplex semibaccata

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Atriplex semibaccata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: A. semibaccata
Binomial name
Atriplex semibaccata
R.Br.

Atriplex semibaccata, the Australian saltbush, berry saltbush, or creeping saltbush, is native to Australia, commonly found in coastal regions from Victoria to Cardwell in Queensland. It is a prostrate growing ground cover plant of the Amaranthaceae family that grows to around 180 cm wide, and flowers year round. It is tolerant of saline and dry conditions making it commonly used as an animal feed source in poorer agricultural areas: it is grazed by livestock, and birds are fond of its fruits.[1] It is also a good species for erosion control.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Heuzé V., Thiollet H., Tran G., 2016. Creeping saltbush (Atriplex semibaccata). Feedipedia, a programme by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/183

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