SIA0517: Fourwing Saltbush

Common Name:Atriplex canescens
Plant Species:Rhus microphylla
Plant Symbol:ATCA2
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Rosanna Hamilton
Location:Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico

Related Documents

Download Options

Image NameWidth x HeightSize
SIA0517.jpg481 x 65683K
SIA0517.jpg901 x 1230258K
SIA0517.jpg1920 x 2620734K


Stiffly branched and 1 - 1.5 meters in height, this shrub is named for its winged fruits which are dispersed by the wind. A very hardy plant which can occupy almost any habitat from sea level to 8000 feet elevations, it is nutritionally important to browsing animals.

contact us - copyright & disclaimer - search - what's new