131488 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.