Atriplex glabriuscula

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaChenopodiaceaeAtriplexAtriplex glabriuscula


A procumbent annual found close to the strand-line on moderately exposed sand and shingle beaches, and in waste places near the sea. Lowland.



World Distribution

Suboceanic Boreo-temperate element; also in N. America.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral sediment (strandlines, shingle, coastal dunes)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 8

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 3

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.2

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1163

Height (cm): 33

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)



Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 780

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 159

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 10

Atlas Change Index: -0.93

Weighted Changed Factor: -9

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas (84d)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1980)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Weinert E
1965.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 1. 2 vols.
Taschereau (1985a)