California Coastal Commission

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Brewer's Saltbush (Atriplex lentiformis ssp. Breweri)

Plant: This spreading shrub grows up to about 10 feet tall. It is typically found along the upper reaches of the salt marsh and on adjoining roadside areas. Also called Quail Bush. Common.
Flowers: In abundant terminal bunches. Male and female flowers on different bushes.
Gall: Abnormal growth of the stem caused by the eggs of a Sawfly. The female lays them in holes bored into the branch.
Leaf: Oblong 5/8 to 1 1/2 inches long on short stems. Smooth edges.