The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Russian Thistle; Prickly Saltwort

Latin Name:

Salsola kali

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Salsola kali was the botanical name for a species of flowering plants in the amaranth family, whose subspecies have been recently reclassified as two separate species in the genus Kali. It is a good source of calcium but is also relatively high in protein and should be fed in moderation.