Australian Native Plants

  Atriplex amnicola (Swamp Saltbush)


Atriplex amnicola photo
Atriplex amnicola (cultivated, labelled) Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

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




SWAMP SALTBUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Atriplex amnicola in Australia

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


Common Name
Swamp Saltbush

Other Names
River saltbush

Description
The Swamp Saltbush ranges in form from prostrate to erect shrub. The branches spread along the ground, and may take root. The leaves are bluish-green and covered in fine silver hairs. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. Male flowers are a purplish-green. Female flowers are white.

Height
0.3m - 1.7m

Spread
to 4m

Distribution
Western Australia

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Chenopodaceae
Genus:Atriplex
Species:amnicola
Common Name:Swamp Saltbush


Relatives in same Genus
  Atriplex cinerea
  Atriplex vesicaria