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Last updated 12/16/2008 by David Giblin.
Atriplex patula L.[FNA4, HC, HC2]
halberdleaf orache, spear oracle

Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 1053. 1753.

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA4: "Atriplex patula appears to have been a rather recent introduction in North America from Eurasia, not arriving perhaps until sometime in the early to mid-eighteenth century. It simulates depauperate specimens of A. dioica, A. glabriuscula, and other similar species when leaves are reduced to a near-linear profile. Such specimens are difficult if not impossible to assign to any of the species."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Atriplex hastata L. ssp. patula (L.) S. Pons
Atriplex hastata L. var. patula (L.) Farw.
Atriplex patula L. var. patula[HC]