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Frosted Orache

Atriplex laciniata

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Beaches, saltmarshes, sand dunes, seaside.
Flower:
Tiny green flowers which grow in dense clusters. The flower clusters are borne in the leaf axils.
Fruit:
The fruit is an achene.
Leaves:
A silvery coloured annual plant with mealy, diamond-shaped leaves. Leaves are toothed.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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