Taxon  Report   4691 
Lepidium latifolium  L.
Broad leaved pepper grass,  Broadleaved pepperweed, Perennial pepperweed
Lepidium latifolium
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
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Lepidium latifolium
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Lepidium latifolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Lepidium latifolium
© 2002 Jennifer Forman
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Lepidium
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cardaria latifolia
More information about  Lepidium latifolium
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (LELA2)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 29, 2016).

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