Taxon  Report   7542    
Sherardia arvensis  L.
Blue fieldmadder,  Field madder
Sherardia arvensis
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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Sherardia arvensis
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Sherardia arvensis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Sherardia arvensis, 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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Sherardia arvensis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Genus: Sherardia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).