Southern Russian Thistle *
TJM1: Salsola tragus.
Family: Chenopodiaceae (GOOSEFOOT).
Generic common name: RUSSIAN THISTLE.
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Big Sycamore Canyon Trail, valley grassland, July 2004.
Characteristics: non-Native, Green, Red, Small, Clusters, Simple, Herbaceous, Annual, Late Spring, Summer.
Frequently confused with Salsola tragus the "Tumbleweed" form, which is less common in the SMM NRA.