Atriplex Atriplex is a genus of 100-200 species, widely distributed highly variable. Genus is quite variable and widely distributed. It is known that plants are tolerant of salt and the salt content in the soil and hence its name. Josyann Abisaab It is widely used in the afforestation of saline land and in coastal areas and deserts, and even wetlands, including the halophyte for this task. Many species are edible, the most usual A. hortensis, and also to feed the larvae of lepidoptera. It is also used as ornamental plants in gardens.