Atriplex semibaccata or 'berry saltbush' occurs extensively in coastal areas and througout the inland. It is low spreading shrub to around 60cm with a spred up to around 180cm.
Atriplex semibaccata (Berry saltbush) is an extremely hardy shrub that will tolerate the most difficult soils on the most exposed sites. The plant bears red berries which are edible and have apparently been used for making jam. The foliage can be grazed by stock and it is therefore a useful plant for drought fodder. Atriplex semibaccata is planted extensively as a low maintenence ground cover along freeways and also for mine site rehabilitation and soil stabilisation works throughout Australia.
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Notes on Maps.
Generally, the concentrated clusters of markers represent the geographical range where this species occurs naturally. Outlying markers and geographically disassociated markers represent observations of the species in cultivation and/or recorded in herbaria etc.
These maps are provided by, and are used with the permission of, Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)