Taxon  Report   4712    
Lepidium virginicum  L.
Virginia pepperweed,  Wild pepper grass
Lepidium virginicum
© 2016 John Doyen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lepidium virginicum
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Lepidium virginicum
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Lepidium virginicum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Lepidium virginicum
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, (many plant communities)

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Lepidium ruderale
ICPN: Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum
More information about  Lepidium virginicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).