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Last updated 12/19/2008 by David Giblin.
Halogeton glomeratus (M. Bieb.) C.A. Mey.[FNA4, HC, HC2]
halogeton, saltlover

Publication: Icon. Pl. 1: 10. 1829.

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

selected vouchers: WS

Notes: FNA4: "A noxious and toxic weed in disturbed, barren, alkaline soils, Halogeton glomeratus is able to withstand high concentrations of salinity. It is often associated with Sarcobatus vermiculatus and Atriplex confertifolia and is found in the cold deserts of western United States.

The first collection of Halogeton in the United States was by Ben Stahmann in Wells, Nevada, in 1934. It was not until the fall of 1942, when a herder lost 160 sheep, that the species was recognized as toxic to livestock (J. A. Young et al. 1999)."

References:

» Blackwell, W. H., J. D. Haacke, and C. O. Hopkins. 1979. Halogeton (Chenopodiaceae) in North America. Sida 8: 157-169.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Anabasis glomerata M. Bieb.