Salsola kali

Family Chenopodiaceae

Herbaceous plant to 1 m high. Longevity 1 – 2 years.

Flowers: Spring - autumn

Fruit: Fruiting perianth 4 – 7 mm diameter, with fan like wings to 3 mm long.

Seed: Usually remain attached to plant until plant dies and blows away.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Coastal beach habitat
  • Localised at the Australian Botanic Garden, possibly introduced.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Salsola kali plant

Salsola kali flower

Salsola kali fruit