Calflora
Taxon  Report   7734    
Sphaerophysa salsula  (Pall.) DC.
Alkali swainsonpea,  Austrian peaweed
Sphaerophysa salsula, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
Observation Search
(3 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Sphaerophysa

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phaca salsula
PLANTS: Swainsona salsula
More information about  Sphaerophysa salsula

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2020).