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Russian-thistle or tumbleweed (Salsola iberica)


  • Title:  Russian-thistle or tumbleweed (Salsola iberica)
  • Description:  Russian-thistle or tumbleweed (Salsola iberica) - Summer Annual - Propagation is by seed - Germination normally occurs in warming soil, from early spring to early summer - First leaves are needle-like and spine-tipped, while stem leaves are short and broad and also spine-tipped. Stems are often striped with green or red - Flowers are inconspicuous, although often borne in showy red bracts in upper branches during mid- to late summer - Shoots break free from roots in the fall and winter, rolling across the landscape and seeding themselves freely
  • Keywords:  Russian thistle tumbleweed Salsola iberica Summer Annual
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