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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
Fruit Type: Silicle
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Flower: Stamens 2

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, c/o Wimberley Birding Society - Wimberley, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

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: 2023-02-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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