Calflora
Taxon  Report   10940    
Lepidium didymum  L.
Lesser swine cress
Lepidium didymum
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium didymum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Lepidium didymum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Lepidium didymum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lepidium didymum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Lepidium
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Coronopus didymus

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Coronopus didymus
More information about  Lepidium didymum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CODI6)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2018).

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