Russian Thistle

Plant Bio

Common Name:Russian thistle
Family:Amaranthaceae
Genus:Salsola
Species:kali
Classification/Rank:Invasive
Method of Transportation:
Habitat/Range:• reported in Prince George in 2007. • tends to prefer and cause problems in areas drier than central and northern BC but further assessment is needed

Description

• annual herb that grows 0.1 to 1.0 m tall
• stems ascending, solitary, freely branched
• leaves alternate, linear, erect, spiny at the tip, reduced upward but broadened at the base
• flowers pink; solitary or clustered flowers in axils of the spiny bracts

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