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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : scvla

Scientific name: Scorzonera laciniata L.

Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Podospermum laciniatum (L.) DC. Podospermum calcitrapifolium (Vahl.) DC. Podospermum willkommii Schultz Bip., Scorzonera resedifolia L.

Classification: Compositae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: laciniate-viper's grass

Synonym(s) of Common name:scorzonera

Name per country: DE : Schlitzblättriges Stielsamenkraut ; ES : margallos ; FR : scorsonère à feuilles laciniées ; IT : scorzonera laciniata ; PT : escorcioneira ; EN : laciniate-viper's grass ;

Biological type: Biennial

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Adult plant:

- Leaves entire, linear, acute apex.

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- Height: 10-45 cm. Plant whitish-green.

- Stem erect, leafy, branched, rarely simple, glabrous, with ascending branches, sometimes with spreading lateral branches.

- Leaves very variable in form, usually with leaflets on each side on 2 rows and a terminal leaflet, or sometimes lengthened, narrow and without leaflet.

- Flowers pale-yellow in head. Involucral bracts acute: the outer shorter, short-haired with a horn below the apex.

- Fruit greyish 5-ribbed in the upper part, on a whitish swollen 10-ribbed with 5 more prominent ribs on pedicel. Pappus white-greyish.

- Leaves, stems and roots are eaten as a vegetable. Latex in leaves and roots.

- Biological type: biennial.

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Present     France  Present     Portugal  Rare    

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