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.

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