Atriplex tridentata

Atriplex tridentata

Trident saltbush

Previous scientific name(s): Atriplex gardneri var. tridentata, Atriplex gardneri var. utahensis, Atriplex nuttallii, Atriplex nuttallii ssp. trid

Small prostrate to upright, evergreen to deciduous shrub adapted to heavy alkaline soils along flats and drainages from 3,500 to 7,500 ft. elevation. May occur with A. gardneri but on slightly wetter areas. Provides good forage for livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 2 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
3,500 
- 7,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
16.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
111,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer