Chamiza, Chamiso, Four Wing Saltbush Atriplex canescens

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Atriplex canescens

Family:

Chenopodiaceae

Genus:

Atriplex

Species:

canescens

Common Name:

Chamiza, Chamiso, Four Wing Saltbush

Lot#:
031083
Seeds Per Pound:
36,744
Quantity:
24.98 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
19
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
79%
Height:
2-4 feet
Collection Locale:
Colorado
Crop Year:
2003
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3
In Stock: 24.98 lb
Prices
  • ATRIPLEX canescens

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
1 oz
10.33
1 lb
17.05
1 kg
26.32
Growing Info:
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. more...
* 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...