Calflora
Taxon  Report   4196    
Hirschfeldia incana  (L.) Lagr.-Fossat
Mediterranean hoary mustard,  Short podded mustard, Summer mustard, Wild mustard
Hirschfeldia incana
© 2003 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Hirschfeldia incana
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Brassica incana
PLANTS: Sinapis incana
ICPN + PLANTS: Brassica geniculata
More information about  Hirschfeldia incana
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (HIIN3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2018).

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