Syrian beancaper

Sapindales > Zygophyllaceae > Zygophyllum fabago L.

Syrian beancaper is an herbaceous, perennial plant with a bushy habit that grows up to 1.5 ft. (0.6 m) tall. The flowers are whitish, yellow or copper-orange, 5-petaled and appear in May to August. Seed pods are up to 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) long, oblong and ribbed. The opposite, compound leaves consist of two leaflets giving them a Y-shaped appearance. Leaves are thick, fleshy and glabrous. Syrian beancaper 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. Syrian beancaper is native to the Mediterranean region and central Asia.



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Plant(s);
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Plant(s);
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Foliage;
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Flower(s);
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Flower(s);
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Plant(s); with flower and fruit
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Invasive Reference(s):

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  • California - Noxious Weed Law
  • Nevada - Noxious Weed Law
  • Oregon - Noxious Weed Law
  • Washington - Noxious Weed Law
  • Invasive Plants: Western North America


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