Thursday, June 24, 2010

Atriplex Patula

Atriplex patula is a plant from the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae). The plant is branched, it is up to 1.5 m high and is witbepoederd. The stems have white / green or red / green stripes. The plant occurs on arable land, fallow land, gardens and along roads.

The lower leaves are diamond shaped to oblong. The upper leaves are more lanceolate. Sometimes they are irregularly serrated, but they are sometimes smooth-edged.

The outstanding notified flowers in spikes apparent in the leaf axils. The flowering period is from July to September. The flower is greenish, unisexual and free minor. The male flower has five petals and five green stamens. The female flower has two stamps with two bracts that are warty.

The fruit is black and is surrounded by two bracts.


See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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