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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Salsola tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Kali tragus ssp. tragus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salsola tragus

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salsola pestifer

 

COMMON NAME:
Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed


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image of Salsola tragus, Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sape10_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Salsola tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Kali tragus ssp. tragus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Salsola tragus

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Salsola pestifer

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3844

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves with a weak 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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