Saltlover: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family) Halogeton glomeratus
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September 18, 2005 - Pony Express Road, Utah County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis
Non-native noxious plant from Asia that has invaded millions of acres in the west.
It produces toxic oxalates that poison sheep and may affect cattle.
Grows from a 4 to 18 inches tall, branching from base, blue-green turning red to yellow by fall.
Small, fleshy, nearly tubular leaves tipped with tiny spine. 1/4 to 1/2 inch, cream to pinkish flowers in leaf axils.
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