Taxon  Report   7294    
Salsola paulsenii  Litv.
Barbwire russian thistle,  Paulsen's russian thistle
Salsola paulsenii
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Salsola paulsenii
© 2005 James M. Andre
Salsola paulsenii
© 2018 John Doyen
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. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Salsola paulsenii
© 2017 Mason Hyland
Genus: Salsola
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: 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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).