Taxon  Report   7293    
Salsola damascena  Botsch.
Russian thistle
Salsola damascena
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Salsola damascena, a dicot, is a shrub 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

Bloom Period
Genus: Salsola
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Salsola vermiculata

More information about  Salsola damascena
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Jepson eFlora

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).