Salsola tragus L.

Russian thistle

source: Stefan Lefnaer (2014) & Jim Pisarowicz (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported & pub.domain)
source: Stefan Lefnaer (2014) & Jim Pisarowicz (2007), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 3.0 Unported & pub.domain)


GrinTax Salsola tragus L.
The Plant List Salsola kali subsp. tragus (L.) Čelak.
English name Russian thisle

Crop relationship
Saltwort same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Bemmelse Gendtse en Klompenwaard (SBB [p])
  • Doddendaal (SBB [p])
  • Ooijpolder en Millingerwaard (SBB [a])


  • Brunssummerheide (NM [p])


  • Moerdijk (SBB [p])


  • Lunetten (SBB [p])
  • Middenduin (SBB [p])
  • Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland (NM [p])
  • Spaarnwoude (SBB [p])


  • Grevelingen (SBB [p])


  • Bloemendaal (SBB [p])
  • Coepelduinen (SBB [a])
  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [p])
  • Noordwijk (SBB [p])
  • Voorne-Putten (SBB [p])
  • Wassenaar (SBB [a])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia Central-Asia
Africa N- and S-Afrika
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia naturalized
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information