Taxon  Report   4699    
Lepidium nitidum  Nutt.
Peppergrass,  Shining pepper grass, Shining pepperweed, Tongue grass
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.

Bloom Period
Genus: Lepidium
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Lepidium nitidum var. howellii
JEF: Lepidium nitidum var. oreganum
ICPN: Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
More information about  Lepidium nitidum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).