[The Goosefoot Family in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Prickly Russian Thistle, Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed

Salsola tragus

Synonyms: Salsola australis, Salsola iberica, Salsola kali, Salsola kali ssp. iberica, Salsola kali ssp. kali, Salsola kali ssp. ruthenica, Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia, Salsola kali ssp. tragus, Salsola kali var. tenuifolia, Salsola pestifer, Salsola ruthenica

Prickly Russian Thistle, Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed: Salsola tragus (Synonyms: Salsola australis, Salsola iberica, Salsola kali, Salsola kali ssp. iberica, Salsola kali ssp. kali, Salsola kali ssp. ruthenica, Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia, Salsola kali ssp. tragus, Salsola kali var. tenuifolia, Salsola pestifer, Salsola ruthenica)

The photo above shows russian thistle as seen along Washington Highway SR14 at the junction with the Dalles Mt. Road.....................October 7, 2006.

Prickly Russian Thistle, Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed: Salsola tragus (Synonyms: Salsola australis, Salsola iberica, Salsola kali, Salsola kali ssp. iberica, Salsola kali ssp. kali, Salsola kali ssp. ruthenica, Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia, Salsola kali ssp. tragus, Salsola kali var. tenuifolia, Salsola pestifer, Salsola ruthenica)

The photo above shows a close-up of the axillary flowers of russian thistle as seen on the beach at The Dalles Riverside Park....................September 29, 2007.

Prickly Russian Thistle, Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed: Salsola tragus (Synonyms: Salsola australis, Salsola iberica, Salsola kali, Salsola kali ssp. iberica, Salsola kali ssp. kali, Salsola kali ssp. ruthenica, Salsola kali ssp. tenuifolia, Salsola kali ssp. tragus, Salsola kali var. tenuifolia, Salsola pestifer, Salsola ruthenica)

The photo above shows russian thistle as seen on the beach at The Dalles Riverside Park....................September 29, 2007.


Paul Slichter