Taxon  Report   7296 
Salsola tragus  Nelson
Russian thistle,  Russianthistle, prickly Russian thistle, tumbleweed
Salsola tragus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).
 

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Salsola tragus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Salsola tragus
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Community:
(many plant communities)
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Salsola
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Salsola australis
PLANTS: Salsola kali ssp. ruthenica
PLANTS: Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia
PLANTS: Salsola kali ssp. tragus
PLANTS: Salsola ruthenica
TJM2 + PLANTS: Salsola iberica
TJM2: Salsola kali var. tenuifolia
TJM2 + PLANTS: Salsola pestifer
 Information about  Salsola tragus  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (SATR12)

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google
 

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2014).

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