Salsola kali L.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Species Description - Chaffy-hispid (rarely glabrous), to 4 dm, with long, prostrate or ascending branches from the base; lvs rather firm, linear subulate, to 3 cm, 1–2 mm wide, reduced upwards and passing into the divergent, spinescent bracts; bracteoles spinescent, longer than the fl, deflexed in fr; sep stiff, with a distinct midvein shortly exserted as a subulate spine-tip, in fr wingless or with a deeply and irregularly cleft or pectinate wing, the whole 4–6(–7) mm wide; embryo closely coiled in several layers; 2n=36. Sea-beaches; Nf. to La., and on the coast of w. Europe.