Atriplex patula (spear saltbush) is an annual, dioecious weed that reproduces through seeds. This weed grows in various shapes and sizes, it has a pivoting root that has many branches. This weed is very similar to the pigweed.It prefers fertile, humus infused and deep soils. The stem has many branches that start from the base upwards. The height of the stem can be 80-100 cm. The basal part of the stem has a rectangular shape.