Halogeton glomeratus

Halogeton glomeratus_JM DiTomaso
Photo: Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Anabasis glomeratus

Common names: Halogeton

Halogeton glomeratus (Halogeton) is an erect winter to summer annual with small fleshy leaves (family Chenopodiaceae). It can be found throughout southern California and in all counties bordering Nevada. It has also been reported from Siskiyou and San Diego counties. It is native to central Asia. Halogeton is mainly found on disturbed arid sites in salt grass, salt desert shrub, mixed desert shrub, or pinyon-juniper plant communities. Halogeton is not an extremely competitive plant, but it can quickly invade disturbed or overgrazed sites, and it can prevent reestablishment of desirable species because it can lead to salt accumulation on the soil surface. It is poisonous to livestock.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate?

CDFA Rating: B*?


Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Halogeton glomeratus Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Halogeton glomeratus_halogeton growth habit_Bob Case_cropped
    Halogeton glomeratus (Halogeton) growth habit. Photo: Bob Case
    Halogeton glomeratus_halogeton_Bob Case_cropped
    Halogeton glomeratus (Halogeton) leaves and stem. Photo: Bob Case