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Any of several salt-tolerant plants of the genus Atriplex, having edible leaves and important as browse plants.


(Plants) any of various chenopodiaceous shrubs of the genus Atriplex that grow in alkaline desert regions



any of various plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Atriplex, of the goosefoot family, that have mostly alternate leaves and clusters of inconspicuous flowers, often growing in saline or alkaline soil.
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Noun1.saltbush - any of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soilsaltbush - any of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soil
Atriplex, genus Atriplex - orach; saltbush
Atriplex hymenelytra, desert holly - handsome low saltbush of arid southwestern United States and Mexico having blue-green prickly-edged leaves often used for Christmas decoration
Atriplex lentiformis, quail brush, quail bush, white thistle - spiny shrub with silvery-scurfy foliage of alkaline plains of southwestern United States and Mexico
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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It lives on saltbushes and is now found throughout the UAE.
Although saltmarsh plants such as saltbushes (family: Amaranthaceae) have suitable adaptations allowing them to persist close to the shoreline, throughout the saltmarsh or more inland (Ungar 1991; Semeniuk and Semeniuk 2013), it is inevitable that these saltbushes will have a tolerance threshold when coping with increasingly saline soils and higher seasonal temperatures (Bellafiore et al.
Deltaic vegetation which comprised of mangrove trees and saltbushes