Atriplex parishii var. parishii
Stems erect or spreading to prostrate, 0.5–2 dm; branches almost horizontal, fragile, white scurfy, appearing almost pubescent, becoming sparingly villous in inflorescence. Leaves numerous, opposite or alternate, distal ones imbricate, sessile; blade gray to white, lanceolate to ovate, (2–) 4–10 × 3–5 mm, rigid, base rounded, margin entire, densely scurfy. Staminate flowers mostly in distal axils pistillate in proximal axils. Fruiting bracteoles deciduous, ovate or rhombic, slightly compressed, 2.5–3.5 mm and as broad, united 1/2 of length, often subhastately lobed, entire or with few teeth on each side, faces smooth or tuberculate. Seeds dark-brown or almost black, 1.2 mm.
Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Saline substrates
Elevation: below 100 m
Of conservation concern.
Atriplex parishii var. parishii differs further from var. depressa in the trichomes, which have been characterized as woolly, but individual trichomes are evident.
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