[Orache and Saltbush: The Genus Atriplex West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Fat Hen

Atriplex prostrata

Synonyms: Atriplex patula var. hastata, Atriplex hastata

Fat Hen: Atriplex prostrata (Synonyms: Atriplex patula var. hastata, Atriplex hastata)

Fat hen as photographed on the beach next to Mo's Restaurant in Lincoln City, OR................October 7, 2009.

Leaf of Fat Hen: Atriplex prostrata (Synonyms: Atriplex patula var. hastata, Atriplex hastata) -- Leaf of Fat Hen: Atriplex prostrata (Synonyms: Atriplex patula var. hastata, Atriplex hastata)

Close-ups of the stem leaves of fat hen as photographed on the beach next to Mo's Restaurant in Lincoln City, OR................October 7, 2009.

Inflorescence of Fat Hen: Atriplex prostrata (Synonyms: Atriplex patula var. hastata, Atriplex hastata) -- Close-up of the inflorescence of Fat Hen: Atriplex prostrata (Synonyms: Atriplex patula var. hastata, Atriplex hastata)

Close-ups of the leafy inflorescence of fat hen. Note the conical tubercles on the sides of the female bracts. Photographed on the beach next to Mo's Restaurant in Lincoln City, OR................October 7, 2009.

Paul Slichter