Plecostachys serpyllifolia

Plecostachys serpyllifolia_Ron Vanderhoff
Photo: Ron Vanderhoff

Common names: petite-licorice

Plecostachys serpyllifolia (petite-licorice) is a subshrub/shrub (family Asteraceae) with tiny white flowers and tiny oval-shaped leaves found in the coastal ranges of California. It is native to southern Africa. It favors grasslands and meadows. It reproduces via seeds which travel by wind.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: None?


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

Weed Management Notes

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Other Plecostachys serpyllifolia Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

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    Plecostachys serpyllifolia (petite-licorice) flowers. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
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    Plecostachys serpyllifolia (petite-licorice) leaves and stem. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
    Plecostachys serpyllifolia (petite-licorice) growth habit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff