Taxon  Report   8193 
Vaccaria hispanica  (Miller) Rauschert
Cow soapwort,  Cowherb, Spanish cockle
Vaccaria hispanica
© 2009 George W. Hartwell
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Vaccaria hispanica
© 2009 George W. Hartwell
Vaccaria hispanica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Vaccaria hispanica
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Vaccaria
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Saponaria vaccaria
PLANTS: Vaccaria pyramidata
PLANTS: Vaccaria segetalis
PLANTS: Vaccaria vaccaria
PLANTS: Vaccaria vulgaris
More information about  Vaccaria hispanica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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 23, 2018).

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