Atriplex semibaccata

Atriplex semibaccata_Australian saltbush_JM DiTomaso
Photo: 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.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate?

CDFA Rating: None?


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.

Species ID Card

Invasive Species ID Card - To support field identification of early detection species, Cal-IPC has designed a set of Species ID cards that can be downloaded, printed double-sided, and trimmed to size.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Atriplex semibaccata Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Atriplex semibaccata (Australian saltbush) growth form. Photo: James Bailey
    Atriplex semibaccata (Australian saltbush) leaves, stems and fruit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff