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Atriplex domingensis, Atriplex halimoides, Atriplex kataf, Atriplex serrulata, Chenopodium halimus, Obione domingensis, Obione halimus, Schizotheca halimus
Mediterranean saltbush, sea orache
Atriplex halimus (known also by its common names: Mediterranean saltbush, Sea orache, Shrubby orache, Silvery orache; ; also spelled orach) is a species of fodder shrub in the family Amaranthaceae, which is native to Europe and Northern Africa, including the Sahara in Morocco.[+]
This plant is often cultivated as forage due to its tolerance for severe conditions of drought, and it can grow easily in very alkaline and saline soils. In addition, it is useful to valorize degraded and marginal areas because it will contribute to the improvement of phytomass in this case.
It is a dietary staple for the Sand Rat (Psammomys obesus).
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