Taxon  Report   11789 
Lepidium chalepense  L.
Lens-podded hoary cress
Lepidium chalepense
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Lepidium chalepense
© 2004 Steve Matson
Lepidium chalepense
© 2004 Steve Matson
Lepidium chalepense, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is not native to California.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate - ALERT (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Lepidium chalepense
© 2000 Joe DiTomaso
Genus: Lepidium
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Cardaria chalepensis
TJM2: Cardaria draba ssp. chalepensis
More information about  Lepidium chalepense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2017).

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