Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Syn: = Ar, C, FNA4, Il, K1, K3, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va; = Salsola iberica – GrPl; = Salsola kali var. tenuifolia – F, G, WV; = Salsola pestifer – S, Judd & Ferguson (1999); < Kali tragus ssp. tragus – K4; < Salsola kali – RAB, Tx

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