Random Plant: Desert holly

Desert holly (Atriplex hymenelytra, Amaranthaceae) photographed 03/10/10 in Death Valley National Park, California.

Although this plant is called desert holly (Atriplex hymenelytra, Amaranthaceae), it’s unrelated to true hollies (Ilex sp., Aquifoliaceae).  The common name comes from the resemblance of the leaves and red fruit to those found on true hollies.

About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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