Salsola


Gender: Feminine

Origin: Latin

Meaning: “Salt.”

Pronunciation: (sal-SOH-lah)

Nicknames: Sala, Sally, Salt, Sola, Salsa

Detail: The name Salsola is derived from Latin salsus, meaning “salt”.

Common names of various members of the Salsola plant genus include tumbleweed, for its wind-blown seed dispersal habit; saltwort, for its salt tolerance; and Russian thistle for its origins, although it is not a thistle.

Salsola is the salt of the earth.

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