A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Chenopodiaceae

Scientific Name

Atriplex leucophylla

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Common Name 

beach salt bush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Habitat

DM, SM

Occurs

N/A

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Atriplex patula

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Common Name 

spear saltbush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Habitat

BM, SM

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Atriplex prostrata

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Common Name 

triangle oracle

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Habitat

BM, SM, AW

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Salicornia pacifica

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Common Name 

common pickleweed

Close-up 

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Status

N

Habitat

SM, BM, AW

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Other

N/A

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Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).