| Salsola iberica, Goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae)
|Flowers:||Tiny white flowers are followed by reddish fruit at the center of translucent greenish "petals".|
|Leaves:||Gray-green leaves on new plants are replaced by sharp thorns along the red-striped stems. When dry, these plants become tumbleweeds.|
|Height:||Grows to 4'.|
| Photographed June
5, in Superstition Mountain area.
Typically found along roadsides and in disturbed ground.