Taxon  Report   8185    
Urospermum picroides  (L.) F. W. Schmidt
Bristly tail seed,  Prickly goldenfleece
Urospermum picroides
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Urospermum picroides
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Urospermum picroides
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Urospermum picroides, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Urospermum picroides
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Urospermum
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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 17, 2019).