Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2314

Forb
Annual

Generally considered to be introduced in North America but it may well be native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on upper beaches, fore-dunes, and island-end flats, rarely inland in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Green
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kali species 1   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola kali ssp. pontica   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 064-07-001?:
Salsola kali   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Salsola kali var. caroliniana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Kali tragus ssp. ponticum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Saltwort, Carolina Saltwort