Calflora
Taxon  Report   4699 
Lepidium nitidum  Nutt.
Peppergrass,  Shining pepper grass, Shining pepperweed, Tongue grass
Lepidium nitidum
© 2009 Jorg Fleige
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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 Ron Wolf
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Lepidium
Communities:
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:
(according to)

ICPN: Lepidium nitidum var. howellii
ICPN: Lepidium nitidum var. oreganum
ICPN: Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
More information about  Lepidium nitidum
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 (LENI)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 21, 2018).

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