Atriplex alba Scop.
Atriplex albicans Besser
Atriplex arenicola Hauman
Atriplex argentea Schrad. ex Moq.
Atriplex axillaris Ten.
Atriplex besseriana Schult.
Atriplex foliolosa Link
Atriplex foliosa Guss.
Atriplex graeci Tineo
Atriplex monoica Moench
Atriplex monoica Weigel
Atriplex polysperma Ten.
Atriplex spatiosa A.Nelson
Atriplex terraconensis Sennen
Atriplex verticillata Lag.
Chenopodium roseum (L.) E.H.L.Krause
Obione axillaris (Phil.) Ulbr.
Schizotheca rosea Fourr.
Atriplex rosea is an erect, annual plant with a usually branched stem growing 30 - 90cm tall, occasionally to 200cm[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of potash
The plant has spread to various parts of the temperate zone, probably as a weed in ship's ballast. It is widely naturalized in N. America and is also found in New Zealand, southern S. America, S. Africa etc[
Eurasia - Lithuania to Portugal, east to the Caucasus, Turkey and the Levant; N. Africa - Morocco to Egypt
Weed-infested places and chalky ground[
]. A weed of disturbed sites, often in riparian habitats or in barnyards or on animal bed grounds, along roadsides and irrigation canals[
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Species in this genus generally succeed in full sun in any well-drained but not too fertile soil[
]. Most species in this genus tolerate saline and very alkaline soils[
Young shoots - pickled and used as a caper substitute[
Used in the treatment of scrofula and scurvy[
]. This probably refers to the leaves[
The plant is used as a source of potash[
Seed - sow mid spring in situ[
]. Germination is usually rapid.