Taxon: Scoparia dulcis L.

Genus: Scoparia
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Gratioleae
Nomen number: 33402
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:116. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Jun-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • scoparia-weed  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • sweet-broom  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • tapeiçava  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tapixaba  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tupixava  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vassourinha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vassourinha-doce  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vassourinha-miúda  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • escobilla  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide K. Barringer, pers. comm.; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:




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  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. 1970- (F Thailand)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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