A deciduous, evergreen shrub growing 1 to over 8 feet in height. Fourwing saltbush named from the four membranous winged capsules, which encompass the seed. Adapted to most soils but is best suited to deep, well drained; loamy to sandy to gravely soils. It is saline soil, and drought tolerant and somewhat tolerant of sodic soil conditions. Livestock and wildlife find it highly palatable. Excellent screens, hedges, and barriers Because of its extensive root system provides excellent erosion control it is commonly used for reclamation. The native shrub is distributed rangelands in the western United States including the Intermountain, Great Basin, and Great Plains regions.