Salsola tragus L.
Family: Amaranthaceae
prickly Russian thistle,  more...
[Salsola australis R.Br.,  more]
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Stephen L. Solheim  
Etymology: Salsola: from Latin salsus for "salty"
Plants: erect, annual, 1'- 2 1/2' tall forb with many branches; stems hardening in time, breaking and tumbling with the wind
Leaves: very long and thin
Flowers: greenish, 5-parted, small, no petals; inflorescence of 1 to a few flowers in the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: 5-lobed, papery, cup-shaped, prickly
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Diane Chaddock  
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