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Desert-Holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
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Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)

General: Desert-Holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra) is an upright, rounded shrub with gray-green, glandular leaves that look like spiny oak leaves.

Desert-holly is a common component of shrub communities on alkaline and saline soils at low elevations in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zone.

Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Leaves and fruits
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Developing fruits
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra) Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra) Desert-holly (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra) Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra) Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Male and female plants together
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Male and female plants together
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Female plant with developing fruits
Desert-holly Saltbush (Atriplex hymenelytra)
Male plant

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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