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Atriplex patula L.

Family - Chenopodiaceae

Common Name - Common Orache

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Cultivated land
Roadsides
Wasteland
Description of Genus

Annual herbs, perennial herbs or small shrubs. The leaves are various shapes, including triangular and linear. The flowers are unisexual.

Leaves of Atriplex patula
© Quentin GroomWhole plant of Atriplex patula
© Tim Harrison
Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during August, September and October.

Fruit

The fruit is an achene.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is green in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Sweden
vägmålla
Dutch
uitstaande melde
USA
Spear Saltbush
Poland
Loboda rozlozysta