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Salsola kali

Soude brûlée
Prickly Saltwort

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Plant family

Area

Littoral

Flower colour

green

Flower size

2-3 mm

Flowering months

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Succulent

Height

20-80 cm

Description

A plant that grows on sandy dunes.

Before the early 19th century the Salsola kali and other Salsola species were an important source of soda ash.

Flowers

Flowers are green, with often a pinkish tinge hidden in the base of the leaves.

Leaves

Succulent fleshy, water-retaining leaves. Cylindrical, succulent, spine-tipped.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: a cluster of 1-seeded fruit.

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