- Zygophyllum fabago is an herbaceous, perennial plant with a bushy habit that grows up to 1.5 ft. (0.6 m) tall.
- The opposite, compound leaves consist of two leaflets giving them a Y-shaped appearance. Leaves are thick, fleshy and glabrous.
- The flowers are whitish, yellow or copper-orange, 5-petaled and appear in May to August.
- 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.
- King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Water and Land Resources Division
- Oregon Department of Agriculture Plant Programs, Noxious Weed Control
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
- University of California, Jepson Flora Project
- Nevada Department of Agriculture
- Flora of China, www.eFloras.org
- USDA NRCS PLANTS
- USDA ARS GRIN
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