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Plant Identification: Identify Tumbleweed

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Russianthistle
Paulden, AZ

January 26, 2013
7:11 AM

Post #9398009

Does anyone know what type of Tumbleweed this is? I may have two different types...during the spring one is all green the other has purple veins. Not sure which is which this time of year, but have several pics.

Thanks

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 26, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9398018

I don't know enough about the genus to know the distinguishing characteristics, but there are only 3 species that occur in AZ: Salsola tragus, Salsola paulsenii, and Salsola collina. If you look around at pictures of those three, maybe you will be able to see which one looks most like yours.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 26, 2013
2:18 PM

Post #9398385

If you are comfortable enough with some technical talk, try the Jepson Manual to compare the three species that ecrane3 mentions. http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=79165

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