ATRIPLEX, L. Orach. Several species. A. laciniata is refrigerant, watery, edible, similar and equivalent to Purslain. A. halamoides, Raf. or Sea Orach, is similar, also anodyne, useful in gout as a cataplasm, with starch; the young shoots are eaten like Asparagus. A. hortensis or Garden Orach, eaten like Spinage.