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Habitat photo from

The flowers by Y. Martin,

Author: Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Origin:  Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Western Sahara
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  0,5-3 Meters
Flower:  Crème 
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Saltbush, Sea Orach
Synonyms:  Atriplex vestita var. appendiculata Aell.
Atriplex halimoides, Tineo
Atriplex halimus var. serrulata, Alcaraz, Garre & Sánchez-Gómez
Atriplex kataf, Ehrenb. ex Boiss.
Atriplex serrulata, Pau
Chenopodium halimus, Thunb.
Obione halimus, G.L.Chu
Schizotheca halimus, Fourr.

This member of the Chenopodiaceae family was describes by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found on the coasts of Northern Africa and Southern Europe, growing in salty sand with some water and lots of sun. The flowers are crème to yellow, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings. Depending on the environment, it will grow from 50 to 300 centimetres in height.

The genera name from Ancient Greek ἀτράφαξυ; atraphaxys, "orach", itself a Pre-Greek substrate loanword. The species name from Latin; 'salt-soil'.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Chenopodiaceae is now part of the Amaranthaceae.