Slender Russian-thistle - Salsola collina
Stems 10–100 cm, branched. Leaves ca. 1 mm wide. Inflorescence not interrupted; bracts appressed, overlapping at maturity. Fruiting calyx 2–5 mm across without conspicuous wings (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
In much of MT; native to Eurasia and now widespread in central North America but extending east sporadically to NY, NH and KY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX; Mosyakin 2003 in Fl. N. Amer. Vol. 4).
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.