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image: Four-Wing Saltbush
Photograph by George H. H. Huey/Corbis
Four-Wing Saltbush

Atriplex canescens



First Noted by Expedition
September 21, 1804, at Big Bend, Missouri River.
 

Description
Extremely variable shrub: compact and rounded; sprawling and low; to open-branched and treelike. Flowers minute, greenish. Height: 6 ft (2 m); some to 15 ft (5 m).
 

Habitat
Dry, often salty soils, sandy or gravelly flats, slopes in creosote bush, Joshua tree, sagebrush, blackbrush communities, piñon-juniper woods.
 

Range
Western United States and southwestern Canada east to North Dakota and Texas.
 

Note
This plant may accumulate levels of the soil mineral selenium, making it toxic to livestock.

Species information from enature.com
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