Wildflowers - Russian Thistle

Russian Thistle - Salsola iberica

Russian Thistle - Salsola iberica

NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

 
Russian Thistle seeds are spread as the mature planets break off at ground level. The wind then blows the plant around as a tumbleweed, spreading the Russian Thistle's seeds. Russian Thistle was introduced in the late 1800s from Russia.

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