Taxon  Report   8193    
Vaccaria hispanica  (Mill.) Rauschert
Cow soapwort,  Cowherb, Spanish cockle
Vaccaria hispanica
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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Vaccaria hispanica
© 2009 George W. Hartwell
Vaccaria hispanica
© 2017 Thayne Tuason
Vaccaria hispanica, 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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Vaccaria hispanica
© 2018 John L. Thompson
Genus: Vaccaria
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Saponaria vaccaria
PLANTS: Vaccaria pyramidata
PLANTS: Vaccaria segetalis
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More information about  Vaccaria hispanica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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 20, 2019).