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Lepidium oblongum

Lepidium oblongum Small

Veiny Pepperweed

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate , Bipinnate
Leaf Pubescence: Hirsute
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Entire
Inflorescence: Raceme
Flower: Stamens 2
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Petals are sometimes absent.


USA: AR , AZ , CA , HI , KS , LA , MO , MS , NM , OK , TX
Native Distribution: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas; Mexico (Baja California, Coahuila, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Tamascaltepec, Veracruz); Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala).
Native Habitat: Prairies, pastures, floodplains, waste grounds, llanos, disturbed areas, roadsides, flats, calcareous sand, alluvial terraces; 0-3900.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Patsy Glenn Refuge - Wimberley, TX

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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