Taxon  Report   7294 
Salsola paulsenii  Litv.
Barbwire russian thistle,  Paulsen's russian thistle
Salsola paulsenii
© 2005 James M. Andre
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Salsola paulsenii
© 2003 Michael Charters
Salsola paulsenii, a dicot, is an annual or perennial 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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Salsola paulsenii
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Salsola
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Kali paulsenii
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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 22, 2016).

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