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Salsola soda L.

Common names

Opposite-leaved saltwort, oppositeleaf Russian thistle, barilla plant, Suaeda heteroptera, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica, Suaeda maritima

My notes

According to a recent publication, it should be called Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica.

Extract from Wikipedia article

Salsola soda, more commonly known in English as opposite-leaved saltwort, oppositeleaf Russian thistle, or barilla plant, is a small (to 0.7 m tall), annual, succulent shrub that is native to the Mediterranean Basin. It is a halophyte (a salt-tolerant plant) that typically grows in coastal regions and can be irrigated with salt water.[+]

LinkRed seedlings of Salsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on littoral of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSalsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on sand of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsMadinat Al Shamal - Al Gharya Road, Qatar
LinkPurple tinged plants of Salsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on sand of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsMadinat Al Shamal - Al Gharya Road, Qatar
LinkReddish plants of Salsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on littoral of Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, September 19, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of Salsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, September 19, 2014
LinkPlant of Salsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, October 9, 2014
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkSalsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) with flowers or seeds on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, November 8, 2014
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkFall colors of Salsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, November 28, 2014
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkSeedlings of Salsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 14, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkSalsola soda (Suaeda maritima, Suaeda iranshahrii var. arabica) on littoral of Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, August 29, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar

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