Atriplex confertifolia (Shadscale)

Small to medium evergreen to deciduous shrub, 1 to 3 ft. tall, adapted to soils with moderate to good drainage. Extremely salt and alkaline tolerant. Occurs on bottoms, flats and foothills from 1,500 to 7,500 ft. elevation. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife and especially important forage on winter range.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Chenopodiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 3 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: Early Summer

Annual Precipitation: 4-12 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 1,500-7,500 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 7.5-9.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 60,500

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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