Help w/plant name

Gerald W. Roe en767 at cleveland.Freenet.Edu
Tue Jan 31 03:08:30 EST 1995


Atriplex nummalaria is a 10' shrub with bluegreen leaves, native
to Australia but established in California. The genus includes
herbs too, such as A. hortensis, called Orach or Mountain spin-
ach. The genus also has the name Saltbush associated with it. I
think A. nummalaria may be grown as an ornamental. Another shrub,
A. halimus, is called Tree Purslane. These plants are sometimes
used as forage, and red orach is sometimes eaten by humans as a
green.
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