Marsh Saltbush

Scientific NameAtriplex paludosa subsp. paludosa
Size and formA scrambling shrub 1-1.5m high and 1-2 m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitPlants are dioecious; male and female flowers are born on separate plants. Flowers are in an inflorescence. The female flowers are creamy-green and can occur most of the year. Foliage is narrow and elliptic with a green smooth upper surface. The underside is scaly and whitish. Stems have a pink-red tinge.
Growing conditionsFound in or on the fringes of saltmarsh environments. Suitable for boggy soils in a full-sun position.