Atriplex semibaccata

Atriplex semibaccata_Australian saltbush_JM DiTomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Atriplex denticulata, Atriplex flagellaris

Common names: Australian saltbush; berry saltbush; creeping saltbush; scrambing berry saltbush

Atriplex semibaccata (Australian saltbush) is a spreading, shrubby perennial (family Chenopodiaceae). It was introduced as a forage plant in the 1920’s. Since then, Australian saltbush has escaped cultivation and is now invasive in coastal grasslands and scrub, and the higher ground of salt marshes.

Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources

  • Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
  • CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
  • Cal-IPC News - Our quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available as a pdf.
  • Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium.
  • Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.

Other Resources

Symposium Presentations

  • Lair, K., N. Ritter, et al. (2006). Restoration of retired San Joaquin Valley farmlands using herbicides and activated charcoal. Cal-IPC Symposium. Rohnert Park, CA.

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • None for this species.