|Common Name(s)||Russian Thistle|
|Scientific Name||Salsola kali|
|Location/Vegetative Zone||Salt Marsh|
|Identifying Characteristics||Bushy, 6 inches to 3 feet high|
• Bushy annual forb/herb
• Plants may produce as many as 250,000 seeds
• Stems usually striped
• Invasive to Sandy Hook
• Wind carries seeds to distant places
• Better known as tumbleweed
• Plant germinates (grows as seed) in warmer weather between 28 and 110 degrees Fahrenheit
- Seeds can be roasted/cooked and eaten
- Young leaves and stems can be eaten raw or cooked
“Salsola tragus– L.”. Plants For A Future. Web.
Swearingen, J., C. Bargeron. 2016 Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States. University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
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