Calflora
Taxon  Report   10921 
Helminthotheca echioides  (L.) Holub
Bristly ox-tongue
Helminthotheca echioides
© 2012 Elizabeth Brusati
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Helminthotheca echioides
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Helminthotheca echioides
© 2001 James B. Gratiot
Helminthotheca 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. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Helminthotheca echioides
© 2003 Christopher L. Christie
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Helminthotheca
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Picris echioides
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ICPN: Picris echioides
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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: Aug 19, 2018).

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