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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Salsola kali var. caroliniana   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola kali ssp. pontica   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Kali tragus ssp. pontica

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Salsola kali ssp. pontica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-07-001?:
Salsola kali   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. kali

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salsola kali

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Saltwort, Carolina Saltwort


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Salsola kali var. caroliniana   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola kali ssp. pontica   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Kali tragus ssp. pontica

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Salsola kali ssp. pontica

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-07-001?:
Salsola kali   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. kali

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salsola kali

 

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2314

Forb
Annual

Often considered to be introduced in North America but it may well be native

Uncommon

Habitat: Upper beaches, fore-dunes, and island-end flats, rarely inland in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves with a strong apical spine ("mucro")

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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