Taxon  Report   4196 
Hirschfeldia incana  (L.) Lagr.-Fossat
Mediterranean hoary mustard,  Short podded mustard, Summer mustard, Wild mustard
Hirschfeldia incana
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Hirschfeldia incana
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Hirschfeldia incana
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Hirschfeldia incana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Hirschfeldia incana
© 2003 Keir Morse
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Hirschfeldia
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Brassica incana
PLANTS: Sinapis incana
TJM2 + PLANTS: Brassica geniculata
More information about  Hirschfeldia incana
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Jepson eFlora

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USDA PLANTS Profile (HIIN3)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 30, 2016).

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