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Suckley's Saltbush - Atriplex suckleyi
Other Names:  Atriplex dioica (Nutt.) Macbr. [not Raf.], Endolepis dioica

Potential Species of Concern

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S3S4
* (see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Few collections from Montana, mostly along the Missouri River Breaks. However, this species has weedy tendencies.

MONT collections from Valley, McCone Counties.
 
General Description
Monoecious annuals with mostly glabrous, fleshy, often reddish foliage. Stems erect or ascending, branched, 10–30 cm. Leaves sessile, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 1–3 cm long with entire margins. Male flowers in short terminal spikes of glomerules, 4- to 5-parted. Female flowers solitary in leaf axils below the males; calyx 3- to 4-parted; pistillate bracts ovate, united to the tip. Mature pistillate bracts scurfy, up to 2 mm long, united to the tip (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT mostly occurring in the eastern counties but also in Beaverhead County; regional endemic from AB and SK south through the Dakotas through WY to northwestern CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX; Welsh 2003 in Fl. N. Amer. Vol. 4).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 69

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Habitat
Barren, fine-textured, often saline soil of eroding slopes, badlands; plains (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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