Irish wildflowers





Common Orache
Atriplex patula
Eilifleog
Family: Chenopodiaceae

Flowering time: July-October. Annual. Introduced

Inconspicuous greenish flowers followed by triangular fruit bracteoles.
Diamond-shaped lower leaves, tips toothed, sharply pointed. Upper leaves linear-oblong. Erect or prostrate, 15-60cm. Very variable. Hybridization occurs.

Frequent, fertile wasteland, arable land, salted roadsides, beaches, salt marshes.

Similar: Spear-leaved Orache, A. prostrata
     
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