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Common Saltwort
Salsola tragus
(formerly Salsola kali)

Common Saltwort (Salsola tragus) Other common names: Prickly Russian Thistle, Russian Thistle

Other scientific names: Salsola kali, Salsola pestifer, Salsola ruthenica

French names: Soude de Russie

Family: Amaranth Family (Amaranthaceae), (Goosefoot Family (Chenopodiaceae))

Flowers: Summer;  Green/Brown;  Indistinguishable parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 406   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Photographs: 11 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Common Saltwort (Salsola tragus) branch

Very spiny!

Common Saltwort (Salsola tragus) plant

Common Saltwort (Salsola tragus) stem

Common Saltwort stem.

Common Saltwort (Salsola tragus) plants

A mass of Common Saltwort.

Range map for Common Saltwort (Salsola tragus)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)