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Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
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Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush habitat at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

General: Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) is a large, scraggly shrub with silvery, broad (deltoid) leaves that have a very rough feel. The flowers on the male and female plants look different, making them look like different species.

Quailbush is a fairly common component of vegetation communities along dry lakes and washes with alkaline clay soils in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub life zones. Quailbush make large, dense thickets in which quail, rabbits, and other animals like to hide.

Family: Chenopodiaceae

Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis torreyi)
Dry habitat
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Wet habitat
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis torreyi)
Rough, deltoid leaves
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Rough, deltoid leaves
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis) Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis torreyi)
Male flowers
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Male flowers
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Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Fruits on female plants
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Fruits
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Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher in Quailbush
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher in Quailbush
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Greater Roadrunner hunting among Quailbush
Quailbush (Atriplex lentiformis)
Black-crowned Night-Heron hunting from Quailbush

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