Calflora
Taxon  Report   4701    
Lepidium nitidum  Nutt.  var. nitidum   
(no longer an active name)
Shining pepper grass,  Shining peppergrass, Shining pepperweed
Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
© 2003 Keir Morse
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Lepidium
Parent: Lepidium nitidum
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Lepidium nitidum

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lepidium nitidum var. insigne
NOTE: Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Lepidium nitidum var. nitidum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LENIN)

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 14, 2018).

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