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Syrian bean-caper identification and control: Zygophyllum fabago

Bean-caper identification and control

Zygophyllum fabago

This Class A noxious weed has a very limited distribution in Washington State. The only known field sites are in several counties from eastern Washington. Control of this weed is required throughout Washington State. For more information about noxious weed regulations and definitions, see Noxious weed lists and laws.

Bean caper was formerly known as Syrian bean-caper. This was changed in 2022 as we are moving away from nationalist and/or exclusionary language that could contribute to xenophobia.

Additional information on bean-caper

What to do if you find this plant in King County, Washington

Please notify us if you see bean-caper growing in King County. Our program staff can provide the property owner or appropriate public agency with site-specific advice on how best to remove it. Also, because Syrian bean-caper is not established in King County, we have an opportunity to stop it from spreading if we act quickly. We map all known locations of regulated noxious weeds such as bean-caper in order to help us and others locate new infestations in time to control them.

Report syrian bean-caper in King County, Washington

Locate syrian bean-caper in King County, Washington

Related information

Related agencies

Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104. To contact staff, see the Noxious Weed Control Program Directory, send an email, or call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333).