- Halogeton glomeratus is a 2-17.7 in. (5-45 cm) tall, annual herb. The stems are often curved at the base and tinged reddish or purple.
- Leaves are alternate, sessile, semi-succulent and 0.2-0.9 in. (4-22 mm) long.
- Flowers appear in June to September. Two flower types are present; larger flowers that are 0.08-0.12 in. (2-3 mm) wide with 5 light yellow or greenish-yellow sepals, and smaller flowers with tooth-like sepals. Neither of these flower types have petals, but they both have 2-5 stamens and 2 stigmas.
- Halogeton glomeratus produces two types of seeds. Seed produced in the early summer are light tan and wingless; seeds produced in the late summer are dark brown and winged.
- Ecological Threat
- Tissues of this plant accumulate salts from the soil. After a plant dies, these salts leach from the plant material and are deposited onto the topsoil, this favors Halogeton glomeratus seed germination and establishment. This plant is native to Eurasia and was introduced into the United States in the early 1930s. Preferred habitat includes roadsides, dry lakebeds, shrub lands and other arid and semi-arid regions.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
- Arizona Noxious Weeds
- California Invasive Plant Council
- California Noxious Weeds
- Colorado Noxious Weeds
- Faith Campbell, 1998
- Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
- New Mexico Noxious Weeds
- Oregon Noxious Weeds
- Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
- WeedUS - Database of Plants Invading Natural Areas in the United States
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|