|Four-Wing Saltbush is a member of the
shrub grows to 8 feet in height (though is usually smaller) and has grayish-green,
narrow leaves that grow to
2 inches in length. The plant
typically grows in sandy, sometimes saline soils at elevations between
2000 - 8000 feet.
Four-Wing Saltbush is a salt
tolerant shrub. Its leaves are browsed by deer and antelope, while
its seeds are eaten by rodents and birds.
Four-Wing Saltbush blooms between July - August
and produces tiny, pale yellow flowers that grow in clusters along its
stems. Flowers are followed by a seed encased in 4 papery, wing-like
bracts that give the plant its name.