Taxon  Report   4680    
Lepidium flavum  Torr.
Yellow pepper grass,  Yellow pepperweed
Lepidium flavum
© 2009 Larry Blakely
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium flavum
© 2005 James M. Andre
Lepidium flavum
© 2005 James M. Andre
Lepidium flavum, 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 flavum
© 2004 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Lepidium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lepidium flavum var. felipense
ICPN: Lepidium flavum var. flavum
ICPN: Lepidium flavum var. apterum
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More information about  Lepidium flavum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).