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Lepidium alyssoides (Mesa pepperwort)
Anderson, Wynn

Lepidium alyssoides

Lepidium alyssoides A. Gray

Mesa Pepperwort, Mesa Pepperweed, Southern Pepperweed

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)


USDA Symbol: LEAL4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial , Biennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Silicle
Size Notes: To about 2 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CO , MI , NM , TX , UT , WY

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lepidium alyssoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lepidium alyssoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lepidium alyssoides


Record Modified: 2021-03-12
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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