Calflora
Taxon  Report   7296    
Salsola tragus  L.
Prickly russian thistle,  Russianthistle, Tumbleweed
Salsola tragus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Cal-IPC rating: Limited
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Observation Search
(4782 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: CHENOPODIACEAE  
Genus: Salsola

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Salsola iberica
PLANTS: Salsola kali ssp. ruthenica
PLANTS: Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia
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More information about  Salsola tragus

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 25, 2020).