Atriplex spp., Saltbush

There are 11 different Atriplex spp., Salt Brush, this one is probably A. spinifolia, the Mojave Saltbush. My understanding is that all of ths species occur more commonly as you move to the south end of the Plain. The genus tends to occur on alkaline soils where salts concentrate like here in basins. A. spinifolia tends to occur in more arid areas like the Mojave.

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