Syrian beancaper

(Zygophyllum fabago)

  • 1 - 3' tall and 3' wide
  • Blooms May to August
  • Flowers white, yellow, or salmon color with 10 - 12 orange stamens
  • Fruit is a 4 - 5 celled capsule with 1 seed per cell
  • Leaves opposite and compound with 2 thick, fleshy leaflets
  • Stems succulent & multi-branched
  • Reproduces by seeds and root fragments

Known Distribution


There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the knownNorth American Distribution Map.
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