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Lepidium draba  L.
Whitetop
Lepidium draba is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Lepidium
Family: Brassicaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFCardaria draba
PLANTSCardaria draba
Information about  Lepidium draba from other sources

[Wikipedia] Western Asia/southeaster Europe native. Invasive in North Americ: It is native to western Asia and southeastern Europe and is an invasive species in North America, introduced by contaminated seeds in the early 1900s. Also known as Cardaria draba, hoary cress is a weed in much of south-east and south-west Australia as well. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/20/2024).