Atriplex obovata

Atriplex obovata

New Mexico saltbush

Drought resistant sub-shrub that grows to 1 ft. in height with silvery obovate shaped deciduous leaves. Well adapted to sandy soils; tolerates highly alkaline conditions. An important browse plant in alkaline areas and very succulent in the spring. Shows rapid regrowth when browsed. Useful for stabilizing disturbed sites.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Marginal
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
36.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
207,600
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring