Salpichroa origanifolia

Salpichroa origanifolia_Zoya Akulova
Photo: Zoya Akulova

Common names: lily of the valley vine

Salpichroa origanifolia (lily of the valley vine) is a vine (family Solanaceae) with white flowers and oval-shaped leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento Valley and southwestern ranges of California. It is native to South America. It occurs in grasslands. It spreads via seeds, root fragments and pieces of underground stems. These stems are spread via dumped garden waste. Animals, wind, water and human activities can also spread seeds.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: C?


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

Species ID Card

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Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

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Other Salpichroa origanifolia 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

    Salpichroa origanifolia_flower_RonVanderhoff
    Salpichroa origanifolia (lily of the valley vine) flower. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
    Salpichroa origanifolia_leaves (underside) and stem_RonVanderhoff
    Salpichroa origanifolia (lily of the valley vine) leaves (underside) and stem. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
    Salpichroa origanifolia_growth habit_RonVanderhoff
    Salpichroa origanifolia (lily of the valley vine) growth habit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff