Is it a native?

Hastate Orache - introduced (*Atriplex prostrata)

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Other Names: Orache, Mat Saltbush.

Family: Chenopodiaceae (Saltbush family).

Native of Europe, Asia & N America.

Occurrence: Common along creeks and drains; also on saline soils. It is an environmental weed.


Hastate Orache is an annual. It may be spread by wind and water.

Name. Atriplex: an ancient Latin name.

1 and 2: Hastate Orache beside Barkers Creek, Castlemaine North. Note the triangular leaves, the slender stems, and the clustered flowers.
3: Barkers Creek , Castlemaine Botanic Gardens.
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