- 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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