Calflora
Taxon  Report   4691    
Lepidium latifolium  L.
Broad leaved pepper grass,  Broadleaved pepperweed, Perennial pepperweed
Lepidium latifolium
© 2002 Jennifer Forman
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium latifolium
© 2018 Michael Plotz
Lepidium latifolium
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Lepidium latifolium, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Lepidium latifolium
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Lepidium
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cardaria latifolia
More information about  Lepidium latifolium
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LELA2)

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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