Calflora
Taxon  Report   2705    
Descurainia sophia  (L.) Webb ex Prantl
Flix weed,  Herb sophia
Descurainia sophia
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Descurainia sophia
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Descurainia sophia
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton
Descurainia sophia, a dicot, is an annual 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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Descurainia sophia
© 2015 Debra L. Cook
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Descurainia
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sisymbrium sophia
PLANTS: Sophia sophia
More information about  Descurainia sophia
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DESO2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).