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Salsola tragus
prickly Russian thistle Atriplex/Chenopodium
Salsola tragus Amaranthaceae
common names
  prickly Russian thistle
  southern Russian thistle
accepted scientific name
  Salsola tragus L.
rules for finding collection records
  Salsola iberica (275)
  Salsola kali tenuifolia (157)
  Salsola pestifer (46)
  Salsola tragus (3546)
family name
Image Author: ©2004 Anthony Valois and the National Park Service
Image License: public domain
Image Source
Category: Shrubs
Flowers: No obvious petals
Petal colors: color color color
Flower size is about 0.2 inches
Leaf: Alternate
Plant Observed 3rd week of March thru 2nd week of November
Invasive in CA, OH

How Likely at this Location (94%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
Salsola tragus and Salsola kali are likely the same and may now be called Kali tragus.
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