Thlaspi arvenseL.

A weed of quarantine significance to Mexico, but not to the U.S.A. and Canada where it is established

IDENTITY
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Name: Thlaspi arvense L.
Taxonomic Position:
Plantae: Brassicaceae
Common Names: field pennycress or carraspique (Spanish); stinkweed

Significance:
Thlaspi arvense is not present in Mexico but is considered a high risk for establishment.

Issues of Concern: Where established in the U.S.A (at least 48 states), this plant is considered an invasive weed. In Mexico, it has been intercepted in oat, barley, corn, sorghum, soy, wheat seeds and grass from the U.S., and in canola from Canada. A technical report (in Spanish) can be accessed below.

Distribution:
Throughout U.S.A. and Canada; British Isles; Europe to 79N; northern Africa; western Asia; Siberia; Japan

Quarantines: Considered a quarantine pest by Mexico


OTHER INFORMATION:
Useful Links:
Plants Database (Search by Weed Name)
Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) Datasheet

Related Documents:
ficha technica (in Spanish) technical report    THLASP.DOC

Warning: The information in this archived item was not confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization and is provided solely for informational purposes. Please use this information with caution.