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Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard, summer mustard)

Hirschfeldia incana
Hirschfeldia incana
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Hirschfeldia incana (shortpod mustard, summer mustard) is a biennial or short-lived perennial forb (family Brassicaceae) that is becoming an increasing problem in wildlands of southern California. It occurs in coastal scrub and grasslands.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Resources on Hirschfeldia incana

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Kitz, J. (2000). Federally listed species vs. mustard. CalEPPC News. 8: 12.
  • Perala, C., D. A. Hoover, et al. (1993). Control of exotic plants in an herbaceous understory. CalEPPC News. 1: 4-6.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Irvine, I., M. Witter, et al. (2009). Evidence that plant-associated methylotrophic bacteria aid in grassland and coastal sage scrub restoration. Cal-IPC Symposium 2009. Visalia, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Archbald, G. (1998). Mechanical control methods: beyond weed bashing. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '98. Ontario, CA.
  • Giessow, J. and P. Zedler (1996). The effects of fire frequency and firebreaks on the abundance and species richness of exotic plant species in coastal sage scrub. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '96. San Diego, CA.
  • Quinn, L., B. Davis, et al. (2006). Does horse manure harbor invasive plants? Cal-IPC Symposium. Rohnert Park, CA.

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