Lepidium virginicum

  • Scientific name: Lepidium virginicum L. Sp. Pl. 2: 645. (1753).
  • Synonyms:
    • Lepidium virginicum var. menziesii (DC.) C.L. Hitchc. Leafl. W. Bot. 2: 246. (1940).
    • Lepidium virginicum var. pubescens (Greene) Thell. Mitt. Bot. Mus. Zurich (Monogr. Lepidium) 28: 230. (1906).
    • Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum L. Sp. Pl. 2: 645. (1753).
    • Lepidium virginicum var. medium (Greene) C.L. Hitchc. Madroéo 3: 285. (1936).
    • Common name: poor-man's pepper grass

Distribution:

Additional Information:

  • Chromosome numbers: n = 8, 16; 2n = 32
  • Canadian status: native and/or introduced
  • Lifeform: annual or biennial from elongated taproot
  • Ecology: dry open meadows, grainfields, saline flats, beaches, dunes, bluffs; sand, rocks, gravel, grass; wharves, ballast, roadsides, railways and waste places