Australian Native Plants

  Atriplex vesicaria (Bladder Saltbush)


Atriplex vesicaria photo
Atriplex vesicaria (cultivated, labelled) Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




BLADDER SALTBUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Atriplex vesicaria in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Bladder Saltbush

Description
The Bladder Saltbush is a dense shrub with greyish succulent oval leaves oval leaves 5mm - 25mm long. Small clusters of flowers are produced in at various times throughout the year.

Height
0.5m - 1m

Spread
1m - 2m

Distribution
South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria., New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Chenopodaceae
Genus:Atriplex
Species:vesicaria
Common Name:Bladder Saltbush


Relatives in same Genus
  Atriplex amnicola
  Atriplex cinerea