Syrian beancaper USDA PLANTS Symbol: ZYFA
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub Forbs/Herbs
Zygophyllum fabago L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Sapindales: Zygophyllaceae
Native Range: Temp. & trop. Asia, Europe (GRIN);

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);
Dell O. Clark, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
California Department of Food and Agriculture Archive, , Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
California Department of Food and Agriculture Archive, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
California Department of Food and Agriculture Archive, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
California Department of Food and Agriculture Archive, , Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); with flower and fruit
Dell O. Clark, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Dell O. Clark, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); fruit and leaves.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998