Taxon  Report   8185 
Urospermum picroides  (L.) Schmidt
Bristly tail seed,  Prickly goldenfleece
Urospermum picroides
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
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Urospermum picroides
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Urospermum picroides
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Urospermum picroides, 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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Urospermum picroides
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Urospermum
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Urospermum picroides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Feb 24, 2018).

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