Taxon  Report   7376    
Scandix pecten-veneris  L.
Shepherd's needle,  Shepherdsneedle, Venus' needle
Scandix pecten-veneris
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Scandix pecten-veneris
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Scandix pecten-veneris
© 2006 Steve Matson
Scandix pecten-veneris, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Scandix pecten-veneris
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Family: APIACEAE  
Genus: Scandix
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Scandix pecten-veneris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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:   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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