Plecostachys serpyllifolia

Plecostachys serpyllifolia_Ron Vanderhoff
Photo by 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

Cal-IPC Assessment

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 - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.