Atriplex hymenelytra
Atriplex hymenelytra
Common Name Desert Holly
Latin Name Atriplex hymenelytra
Native Habitat Southern California deserts from 0 to 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water None to once per month in summer
Height 3 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver/gray, evergreen, holly-like
Garden Suitability Moonlight
Ornamental Value Yellow flowers, red fruits, spring to fall
Nature Value Tolerates salt and alkaline soil
Native American Uses Flowers used in shampoo
Links  
    Data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/99899/
    Images, and data http://www.birdandhike.com/Veg/Species/Shrubs/Atripl_hym/_Atr_hym.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=984
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ATHY
    Data and nursery http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/104.htm
    Images http://calflora.net/bloomingplants/desertholly.html
    Images http://www.flickr.com/photos/23724161@N00/2316388186/
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