Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Salsola kali Linnaeus var. caroliniana (Walter) Nuttall. Southern Saltwort. Phen: Jun-frost. Hab: Upper beaches, fore-dunes, and island-end flats, rarely inland in disturbed areas. Dist: MA to FL, west to TX and Mexico; Eurasia, n. Africa; introduced on the west coast of North America. Often considered to be introduced in North America, but it may well be a native.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F; = Kali tragus ssp. pontica – K4; < Salsola kali – C, RAB, S, Tx, Judd & Ferguson (1999); < Salsola kali ssp. pontica – FNA4, K1, K3, NE, NY; < Salsola kali var. kali – G

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