Zygophyllum fabago

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Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: Syrian beancaper

Zygophyllum fabago (Syrian beancaper) is a perennial herb/subshrub (family Zygophyllaceae) with white to orange flowers and oval shaped leaves found in the San Joaquin Valley, desert ranges and central coast ranges of California. It is native to the Mediterranean and central Asia. It favors grasslands and dunes. It spreads via seeds and root suckers. Agricultural activities help disperse this plant.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

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

Weed RIC Management Notes

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

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Other Zygophyllum fabago Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
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  • 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.