Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl image
Photographer: Paul Drobot           

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Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

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Flora.cyberia
Family Brassicaceae
Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl
flix-weed, herb-Sophia, tansy mustard
Descurainia: in honor of Francois Descourain (1658-1740), a French pharmacist and botanist
sophia: Greek for "wisdom" for probably mythical saint
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 12"-32" tall forb, grayish from fine, white fuzz
Flower: yellow, 4-parted, 1/8" wide; inflorescence a loose cluster of stalked flowers; blooms May-July
Fruit:long, thin pod, not drooping; seeds in 1 row
Leaf:stem leaves 2-3 times pinnately-divided into fine, feathery leaflets
Habitat: disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Sisymbrium sophia L.
Sophia sophia (L.) Britton

         
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