Crupina vulgaris

Crupina vulgaris_Common crupina_flowering stem_JM DiTomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Common names: common crupina

Crupina vulgaris (common crupina, bearded creeper) is a winter annual forb (family Asteraceae) located in Sonoma and Modoc counties where they are found on grassy sites, rangelands, forested areas, and roadsides. Crupina vulgaris reduces forage for grazing animals. It is a bigger problem in other western states and its current distribution in California have been kept in check.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Assessment

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.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

  • Carrithers, V. F. (1997). Using Transline* herbicide to control invasive plants. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, CA.
  • O'Connell, R. A. (1997). Hydrilla: A case study: The state of California's noxious weed eradication programs. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '97. Concord, CA.
  • O'Connell, R. A. (1999). The state of California's noxious weed eradication programs. California Exotic Pest Plant Council. Sacramento, CA.

Other Crupina vulgaris Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • CDFA - California official noxious weeds.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.