Taxon  Report   4706    
Lepidium oxycarpum  Torr. & A. Gray
Forked pepperweed,  Sharp podded pepper grass
Lepidium oxycarpum
© 2016 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium oxycarpum
© 2007 Christopher Bronny
Lepidium oxycarpum
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff
Lepidium oxycarpum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Lepidium oxycarpum
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Lepidium
Communities: Valley Grassland, Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lepidium oxycarpum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 23, 2019).