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Taxon: Halogeton glomeratus (M. Bieb.) Ledeb.

Genus: Halogeton
Family: Chenopodiaceae subfamily: Salsoloideae tribe: Salsoleae. Also placed in: Amaranthaceae
Nomen number: 311156
Place of publication: Icon. pl. 1:10, t. 40. 1829 May-Dec (Fl. altaic. 1:378. 1829 Nov-Dec)
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name verified on: 11-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Oct-2014
No species priority site assigned.


A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ*°, CA*°, CO*°, HI*°, ID°, NM*°, NV°, OR*°, UT°, WA°, WY°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • halogeton   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • salt-lover   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • yan sheng cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Gorno-Altay, Krasnoyarsk [s.], Omsk, Tuva
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Gansu [w.], Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan [n.]

    United States [s.w.]


  • Beatley, J. C. 1976. Vascular plants of the Nevada test site and central-southern Nevada. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Harrington, H. 1954. Manual of the plants of Colorado. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Hegi, G. et al. 1960. Illustrierte Flora von Mittel-Europa. ed. 1:1906-1931; ed. 2:1936-68; ed. 3:1966- 3:538. [in note].
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. [lists as H. glomeratus E. Mey.].
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. [poisonous].
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000–. Flora of Siberia (English translation). [lists as H. glomeratus E. Mey.].
  • Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Polunin, O. & A. Stainton. 1984. Flowers of the Himalaya.
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora. [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). [lists as H. glomeratus (M. Bieb.) E. Mey.].


Check other web resources for Halogeton glomeratus (M. Bieb.) Ledeb.:


  • Fruit and seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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