flixweed USDA PLANTS Symbol: DESO2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Capparales: Brassicaceae
Synonym(s): herb sophia, flaxweed, tansymustard, flixweed, flixweed tansymustard, herb-sophia, pinnate tansymustard, tansymustard, flixweed
Native Range: Africa, temp. & trop. Asia, Europe (); Not Found (BAIL)

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Plant(s);
Elizabeth Bella, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Infestation;
Tom Heutte, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Seedling(s);
John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte, , Bugwood.org
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Seed(s); Looking down on the hilar region of two seeds. Note the red circular marking over the bulge containing the cotyledons.
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Badlands National Park (South Dakota)
Chiricahua National Monument (Arizona)
Death Valley National Park (California)
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Lake Mead National Park (Nevada)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)



Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998