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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Salsola kali var. caroliniana   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola kali ssp. pontica   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-07-001?:
Salsola kali   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. kali

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Salsola kali var. caroliniana

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salsola kali

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Kali tragus ssp. ponticum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Saltwort, Carolina Saltwort


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Salsola kali var. caroliniana   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola kali ssp. pontica   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 064-07-001?:
Salsola kali   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. kali

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Salsola kali var. caroliniana

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salsola kali

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Kali tragus ssp. ponticum

 

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2314

Forb
Annual

Generally considered to be introduced in North America but it may well be native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it on upper beaches, fore-dunes, and island-end flats, rarely inland in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves with a strong apical spine ("mucro")

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Green
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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