Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3067

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Eurasia?
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in the Carolinas, rare in GA

Look for it in marsh edges, brackish flats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Lowermost opposite, others alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
5 sepals in staminate flowers, absent in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
5 stamens in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 064-04-002:
Atriplex patula   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Thinleaf Orach, Fat-hen