Taxon  Report   10342    
Salsola kali  L.
Russian thistle
Salsola kali
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Salsola kali
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Genus: Salsola
Communities: (many plant communities)

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

More information about  Salsola kali
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).