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*Salsola tragus Linnaeus. Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed. Phen: Jun-frost. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Eurasia.

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA4, Il, K1, K3, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va; = n/a – Tat; = Salsola iberica Sennen & Pau – GrPl; = Salsola kali L. var. tenuifolia Tausch – F, G, WV; = Salsola pestifer A.Nelson – S, Judd & Ferguson (1999); < Kali tragus (L.) Scop. ssp. tragus – K4; < Salsola kali L. – Tx; < Salsola tragus L. – Ok

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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