Calflora
Taxon  Report   6499    
Picris echioides  L.  (no longer an active name)
Bristly ox tongue,  Bristly oxtongue
Picris echioides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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.

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Picris echioides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Helminthotheca echioides

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Helminthotheca echioides
NOTE: Picris echioides is no longer an active name.
More information about  Picris echioides
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PIEC)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 23, 2018).

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