Calflora
Taxon  Report   4683    
Lepidium fremontii  S. Watson
Desert allysum,  Desert pepper grass, Desert pepperweed
Lepidium fremontii
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium fremontii
© 2005 Steve Matson
Lepidium fremontii
© 2010 Steve Matson
Lepidium fremontii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lepidium fremontii
© 2015 Ron Wolf
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Lepidium
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lepidium fremontii var. stipitatum
ICPN: Lepidium fremontii var. fremontii
More information about  Lepidium fremontii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LEFR2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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 15, 2018).

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