Cattle saltbush

Atriplex polycarpa

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cool
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
400
Max elevation:
4000
Counties: 
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Low
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available
Citations:
Nord 1977, Chatterton & McKell 1969