Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3808

Forb
Annual

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

Rare

Look for it on upper beaches, fore-dunes, and island-end flats, 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 soda   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola kali ssp. kali   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of Virginia (Weakley, Ludwig & Townsend, 2012)
Salsola kali

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Saltwort