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|Genus: Peganum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Peganum harmala L.
Habit: To 3 dm high. Stem: prostrate to ascending, to 9 dm, rooting, hairy to glabrous. Leaf: +- hairy to glabrous. Flower: petals < 17 mm, 1/2 as wide, +- 1/2 pedicel, generally < sepals, oblong-elliptic, white to yellow; disk cup-shaped. Fruit: to 15 mm diam, < pedicel, << sepals.
Ecology: Roadsides, abandoned fields, degraded rangeland; Elevation: 60--730 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMoj (nw San Bernardino, se Kern cos.); Distribution Outside California: to Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas; native Mediterranean to central Asia. Flowering Time: Apr--Nov Note: Aggressive, noxious weed under eradication by California Department of Food and Agriculture; reportedly poisonous to stock. Seeds are source of dye "Turkey-red".
eFlora Treatment Author: Duncan M. Porter
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Citation for this treatment: Duncan M. Porter 2017. Peganum harmala, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=36658, accessed on February 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 21, 2017.