Syrian beancaper
Zygophyllum fabago L.


Overview


Appearance
Zygophyllum fabago is an herbaceous, perennial plant with a bushy habit that grows up to 1.5 ft. (0.6 m) tall.
Foliage
The opposite, compound leaves consist of two leaflets giving them a Y-shaped appearance. Leaves are thick, fleshy and glabrous.
Flowers
The flowers are whitish, yellow or copper-orange, 5-petaled and appear in May to August.
Fruit
Seed pods are up to 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) long, oblong and ribbed.
Ecological Threat
Zygophyllum fabago usually forms large colonies and invades roadsides, abandoned gardens and other disturbed sites by producing new shoots from laterally creeping roots. It is a state-listed noxious weed in five western states and has been found in New York and Pennsylvania. Zygophyllum fabago is native to the Mediterranean region and central Asia.

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EDDMapS Distribution

EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

State Regulated List

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

Taxonomic Rank


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Sapindales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Genus: Zygophyllum
Subject: Zygophyllum fabago L.

Categories


Plants - Shrub or Subshrub