Zygophyllum fabago

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Genus: Zygophyllum
Species: Z. fabago
Scientific Name
Zygophyllum fabago
L.
Common Names

Syrian beancaper

Overview

Appearance
Zygophyllum fabago is an herbaceous, perennial plant with a bushy habit that grows up to 1.5 ft. (0.6 m) tall.
Foliage
The opposite, compound leaves consist of two leaflets giving them a Y-shaped appearance. Leaves are thick, fleshy and glabrous.
Flowers
The flowers are whitish, yellow or copper-orange, 5-petaled and appear in May to August.
Fruit
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.

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