[Saltbushes, Saltweeds, Shadscales: The Genus Atriplex East of the Cascade Mts. of Oregon and Washington]

Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush

Atriplex confertifolia

Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta

hadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta)

A branch of sheepfat showing the gray, narrow leaves and clustred inflorescences. Photographed at the picnic area for the Sheep Rock Unit, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument................May16, 2010.

Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta) - Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta)

Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta) - Close-up of an inflorescence of Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta)

Spiny saltbush blooming along lower Arizona Creek at the eastern base of the Pueblo Mountains of southeastern Oregon.........June 1, 2012.

Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta) - Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta)

Shadscale Saltbush, Sheepfat, Spiny Saltbush: Atriplex confertifolia (Synonyms: Atriplex collina, Atriplex jonesii, Atriplex subconferta)

Spiny saltbush as seen along the Domingo Pass Road near the eastern base of the Pueblo Mountains of southeastern Oregon.............May 31, 2012.

Paul Slichter