Taxon  Report   6499 
Picris echioides  L.  (not an active name; please see Helminthotheca echioides)
Bristly ox tongue,  Bristly oxtongue
Picris echioides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Picris echioides, a dicot, is an annual or 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 limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Picris echioides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Picris
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Helminthotheca echioides
NOTE: Picris echioides is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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