OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kali tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salsola pestifer

 

COMMON NAME:
Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kali tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Salsola tragus   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Salsola kali var. tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Salsola pestifer

 

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3844

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it 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.


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaves with a weak 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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