Taxon  Report   4707    
Lepidium perfoliatum  L.
Clasping pepperweed,  Klamath pepper grass, Shield cress, Shield peppergrass
Lepidium perfoliatum
© 2017 Barbara Boethling
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Lepidium perfoliatum
© 2005 Steve Matson
Lepidium perfoliatum
© 2009 Steve Matson
Lepidium perfoliatum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lepidium perfoliatum
© 2017 Barbara Boethling
Genus: Lepidium
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Lepidium perfoliatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 22, 2019).