Latin name: Atriplex watsonii Nelson
Pronunciation: AT-tri-plex WAT-son-ee-eye
Common name: Watson's saltbush, Matscale
Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
Habitat: Coastal bluffs and beaches, coastal strand and coastal salt marsh from Santa Barbara County south including the Channel Islands and Santa Catalina Id.
Blooming period: March to October
Name derivations: 1) Atriplex 2) watsonii