Taxon  Report   10342 
Salsola kali  L.
Russian thistle
Salsola kali
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
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Salsola kali
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Salsola kali
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Salsola kali, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Plant Characteristics
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Salsola kali
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Salsola
(many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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