Atriplex L. >

Bracts enclosing female flowers greatly enlarged at fruiting (Fig. 34) Atriplex
Mature bracteoles as long as broad, rhomboidal in outline, closely appressed to each other.
Lower leaves truncate, hastate, or sagittate at base, 2–4 cm long, opposite or alternate, green, glabrous. Upper leaves triangular or ovate. Mature bracteoles roughly triangular, 2–4 mm long. Weak perennial with thin straggling branches mostly less than 50 cm long. Salty areas near the sea. Introd. from Europe and Asia. Fl. summer Atriplex prostrata