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Goosefoot Family
Atriplex prostrata  (spearscale)   
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Atriplex hastata L.;A. patula L. var. hastata (L.) Gray
Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Atriplex: ancient Latin name for this plant; prostrata: prostrate
Life Form
Annual Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☐ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Brackish marshes, shores, mudflats, overwash flats, coastal dunes
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Seeds eaten by Seaside Sparrow and, to lesser extent, by Saltmarsh Sharptailed Sparrow.
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Atriplex prostrata: fruiting bracteoles thickened with spongy tissue, especially toward the base. A. patula: fruiting bracteoles not thickened with spongy tissue.
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Beach and Dune Habitats (Overwash)
Beach and Dune Habitats (Foredune)
Salt Panne
Tidal Salt Water High Marshes
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