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SPEAR-LEAVED ORACHE Atriplex prostrata (Chenopodiaceae) Height to 70cm. Upright annual; stems are often tinged red. Favours waste and bare ground near the sea. FLOWERS are borne in rather short spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are triangular and surrounded by green bracts. LEAVES are triangular in outline and toothed; basal, largest teeth are at right angles to the stalk. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.
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SPEAR-LEAVED ORACHE Atriplex prostrata (Chenopodiaceae) Height to 70cm. Upright annual; stems are often tinged red. Favours waste and bare ground near the sea. FLOWERS are borne in rather short spikes (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are triangular and surrounded by green bracts. LEAVES are triangular in outline and toothed; basal, largest teeth are at right angles to the stalk. STATUS-Widespread and locally common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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