Common Orache (Atriplex patula)


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Family Chenopodacaea

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Lower leaves have sides meeting at an acute angle at base, whereas those of A prostrata agg have them with an almost flat base (i.e an angle of nearly 180°) If this feature is not clear the two species are hard to tell apart. Bracteoles enclosing the fruit c 3-10 mm long Told from Fat Hen by having separate male and female flowers.Uncommon, waste and cultivated ground

Other features: Bracteoles fused about halfway to base. Upper leaves narrow.