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Plant Name:

Fourwing Saltbush

Scientific Name:

Atriplex canescens


Fourwing Saltbush is a woody perennial shrub with silvery-gray leaves and small inconspicuous flowers. It produces distinctive four-winged fruits that persist on the plant throughout the year.


Arid and semi-arid regions, desert ecosystems


Fourwing Saltbush provides food and cover for a variety of wildlife, including birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Fourwing Saltbush is adapted to arid conditions and can tolerate drought


Fourwing Saltbush is commonly used for erosion control and as a forage plant for livestock.

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Fun Facts:

Fourwing Saltbush is an important plant for stabilizing soils and supporting desert ecosystems. It has salt-tolerant characteristics.

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