saltbush


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saltbush

a widespread forage or browse plant on extensive range in Australian arid zones. Called also atriplex spp. Strictly a maintenance feed.
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Seasonal variation strongly affects the level of oxalate in saltbush plants.
Since mallee communities can contain saltbush (and other species) it is also possible that Goyder made astute guesses based on the mallee country he had been able to look at in the central section.
Variation in physiological metabolites and chlorophyll in sexual phenotypes of "Rincon" fourwing saltbush.
In other studies, Barrow found two populations of fourwing saltbush growing in New Mexico that reproduce asexually, which is another survival mechanism.
Common species of shrubs in study sites included arrowweed (Pluchea sericea), baccharis (Baccharis emoryii), catclaw (Acacia gregii), thornbush (Lycium cooperi), and Brewer's saltbush (Atriplex lentiformis).
Value of processed saltbush and Acacia shrubs as sheep fodders under the arid conditions of Egypt.
The predominant plant species in this desert scrub habitat included honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa), soaptree yucca (Yucca elata), fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens), longleaf ephedra (Ephedra trifurca), snakeweed (Gutierrezia spp.
The plant lives in Mojave creosote bush scrub, desert saltbush scrub and Joshua tree woodland where it shares the habitat with the desert tortoise and the Mojave ground squirrel.
Four-wing saltbush seeds hide inside a winged, papery fruit.