Atriplex lentiformis

Atriplex lentiformis

Quail bush

Tallest shrub of the Atriplex genera growing to 10 ft. tall. Occurs on heavy to medium alkaline soils in drainages, along rivers and valley bottoms from sea level to 4,000 feet elevation. Excellent palatability to livestock and wildlife. Provides valuable food and cover for birds and small mammals.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 10 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
- 4,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
11.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
500,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer