Atriplex littoralis L.
  • Sp. Pl. : 1054 (1753)
  • Grass-leaved orache

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Atriplex littoralis L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 06 Feb 2023'

General Information

Erect, to 1.5 m; lvs green, the principal ones 2–12 cm, mostly linear to lanceolate or oblong and entire or merely toothed, obtuse to acuminate, narrowed to a short petiole; infls interrupted below, lfless above the base; fruiting bracteoles joined towards the ± spongy-thickened base, obscurely to evidently veined, 3–7 mm, broadly triangular to ovate, ± acute, usually with 2(–several) evident tubercles on the back; brown seeds 2–3 mm wide; black seeds 1.5–2 mm wide; radicle inferior; 2n=18. Sea beaches, and also commonly inland in saline habitats; widespread in N. Temperate regions. (A. patula ssp. l.) Most of our coastal plants are reputedly diploid, and may be intr. Inland and some coastal plants are reputedly hexaploid and probably native. (A. subspicata)

  • Provided by: [B].Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern US and Canada
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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Grass-leaved oracheEnglishIE
    Eilifleog thráIrishIE


    • 1 Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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