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Lepidium austrinum (Southern peppergrass)
Stone, Robert L.

Lepidium austrinum

Lepidium austrinum Small

Southern Peppergrass, Southern Pepperwort

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Synonym(s): Lepidium lasiocarpum var. orbiculare

USDA Symbol: LEAU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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5 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Silicle
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: KS , LA , MS , NM , OK , SC , TX

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Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0823 Collected Mar 12. 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0857 Collected Apr 29, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0307 Collected Apr 28, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

3 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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