Sphaerophysa salsula

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: alkali swainsonpea

Sphaerophysa salsula (alkali swainsonpea) is a perennial herb/ (family Fabaceae) with red flowers and small oval-shaped leaves found in the San Joaquin Valley in California. It is native to Asia. It favors grasslands. It spreads via water and contaminated alfalfa seed.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Sphaerophysa salsula Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.