Four Wing Saltbush, Chamiso, Chamiza Atriplex canescens - Atriplex berlandieri , Calligonum canescens

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Botanical Name:

Atriplex canescens

Family:

Amaranthaceae

Genus:

Atriplex

Species:

canescens

Common Name:

Four Wing Saltbush, Chamiso, Chamiza

Seeds Per Pound:
45,400
Quantity:
79.78 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
24
Germination:
25%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
97%
Height:
2-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Texas
Crop Year:
2020
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 79.78 lb
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  • Atriplex canescens

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, rinse 3 times.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Atriplex canescens ( Chamiso , Chamiza , Four wing saltbush , Four-wing saltbush , Fourwing saltbush ) is a species of evergreen shrub in the Amaranthaceae family, which is native to the western United States .
* It is most readily identified by its fruits, which have four wings at roughly 90 degree angles and are densely packed on long stems. The fruit stem resembles a mass of corn flakes.

Good for saline soils,Native from Washington east to S. Dakota and south to Texas and Mexico.
* Fourwing saltbush is most common in early succession areas such as disturbed sites and active sand dunes. It is also found in more mature successions dominated by sagebrush and shadscale.
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* The burnt green herb yields culinary ashes high in minerals and these are used by the Hopi Indians to enhance the colour of blue corn products. The ashes can be used like baking soda.
* The ground up seed can also be mixed with water and drunk as a refreshing beverage. more...
[ edit ] Description Atriplex canescens has a highly variable form, and readily hybridizes with several other species in the Atriplex genus. The degree of polyploidy also results in variations in form. Its height can vary from 1 foot to 10 feet, but 2 to 4 feet is most common. The leaves are thin and 0.5 to 2 inches long.It is most readily identified by its fruits, which have four wings at roughly 90 degree angles and are densely packed on long stems. The fruit stem resembles a mass of corn flakes .
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Physical Characteristics  Atriplex canescens is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1.8 m (6ft) by 1.8 m (6ft). It is hardy to zone 7 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is not self-fertile. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, requires well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
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Usda description:
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