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- n. A tall, herbaceous flowering plant, Descurainia sophia, related to mustard
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of cress, the Sisymbrium Sophia, formerly used in dysentery. See fluxweed.
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Other Canary Island endemics are shrubby scabious Pterocephalus lasiospermus, Teide daisy Argynanthemum teneriffae, red bugloss Echium wildpretti, flixweed Descurainia bourgeauana and D. lemsii, Canary Island wallflower Erisimon scoparius and Canary Island wall lettuce Tolpis webbii.
"We are seeing more ALS-resistant weeds such as bushy wallflower and flixweed / tansy mustard, so it's good to have a new mode of action," Peterson notes.
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