Zygophyllum fabago

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Photo: 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

CDFA Rating: -*?


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

Weed 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.
  • 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

    Zygophyllum fabago_growth habit_copyright2001_CDFW
    Zygophyllum fabago (Syrian beancaper) growth habit. Photo: &#169 2001 CDFW