Taxon  Report   4695    
Lepidium montanum  Nutt.
Mountain pepper grass,  Mountain pepperweed
Lepidium montanum
© 2010 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium montanum
© 2003 Yulan Tong
Lepidium montanum
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Lepidium montanum, 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 montanum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Genus: Lepidium
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lepidium montanum ssp. canescens
ICPN: Lepidium montanum ssp. cinereum
ICPN: Lepidium montanum var. canescens
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More information about  Lepidium montanum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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