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Distribution by County   7294    
Salsola paulsenii  Litv.
Barbwire russian thistle,   Paulsen's russian thistle
Salsola paulsenii is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California.
also called Salsola gobicola
Cal-IPC rating: limited

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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 05/20/2024).