Taxon  Report   4699 
Lepidium nitidum  Nutt.
Peppergrass,  Shining pepper grass, Shining pepperweed, Tongue grass
Lepidium nitidum
© 2009 Ron Wolf
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Lepidium nitidum
© 2001 Steven Thorsted
Lepidium nitidum
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
Lepidium nitidum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lepidium nitidum
© 2009 Jorg Fleige
Genus: Lepidium
Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Lepidium nitidum var. howellii
ICPN: Lepidium nitidum var. oreganum
ICPN: Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
More information about  Lepidium nitidum
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This plant is available commercially.
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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: Aug 19, 2018).

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