Calflora
Taxon  Report   12003 
Salsola australis  R. Br.
Russian thistle
Salsola australis
© 2014 Gary McDonald
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Salsola australis
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Salsola australis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Salsola australis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Bloom Period
Salsola australis
© 2004 James M. Andre
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Salsola
Community:
(many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS accepted name: Salsola tragus
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Kali australis
ICPN: Salsola kali ssp. pontica
ICPN: Salsola kali var. tenuifolia
More information about  Salsola australis
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (SATR12)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 22, 2018).

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