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COMMON ORACHE Atriplex patula (Chenopodiaceae) Height to 60cm. Variable, branched annual; sometimes upright but often prostrate. Found on bare ground. FLOWERS are small, greenish and borne in leafy spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are diamond-shaped, toothless and lack warts. LEAVES are toothed; upper ones are lanceolate while lower ones are triangular. STATUS-Widespread and common.
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COMMON ORACHE Atriplex patula (Chenopodiaceae) Height to 60cm. Variable, branched annual; sometimes upright but often prostrate. Found on bare ground. FLOWERS are small, greenish and borne in leafy spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are diamond-shaped, toothless and lack warts. LEAVES are toothed; upper ones are lanceolate while lower ones are triangular. STATUS-Widespread and common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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