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Ononis alopecuroides  L.
Foxtail restharrow
Ononis alopecuroides is an annual herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: limited
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~11 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
Genus: Ononis
Family: Fabaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Information about  Ononis alopecuroides from other sources
USDA PLANTS Profile (ONAL5)

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[inaturalist.ca] Europe native: Ononis is a large genus of perennial herbs and shrubs from the legume family Fabaceae. The members of this genus are often called restharrows as some species grow as weeds on arable lands whose tough stems would stop the harrow. They are natively distributed in Europe. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Ononis alopecuroides (foxtail restharrow) is a woody annual (family Fabaceae) whose current distribution in California is limited to one location in San Luis Obispo County. This Mediterranean native prefers disturbed places, such as fields and pastures, as well as grasslands and oak woodlands. Although the one known population is almost completely eradicated, foxtail restharrow has the potential to be a highly aggressive invader, forming dense stands that exclude native plants. It is considered weedy in northern and central Europe. Cal-IPC Rating: Limited (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/18/2024).