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Cardaria draba (L.) Desv.
Lepidium draba L Synonym; Hoary Cress; Lepidium draba; Lepidium draba L

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Cardaria draba, seed
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Cardaria draba, seed

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Cardaria draba, seeds
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Cardaria draba, seeds

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena ablegata @ BBSL (1)

Andrena angustitarsata @ BBSL (6)

Andrena lawrencei @ BBSL (2)

Andrena merriami @ BBSL (13)

Andrena pallidifovea @ BBSL (1)

Andrena piperi @ BBSL (6)

Andrena prunorum @ BBSL (1)

Andrena scurra @ BBSL (1)

Andrena subtilis @ BBSL (1)

Andrena vierecki @ BBSL (1)

Andrena w-scripta @ BBSL (3)

Andrena walleyi @ BBSL (1)
Eumenidae  Ancistrocerus adiabatus @ I_ADG (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora lepidii @ BPI (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora lepidii-sativi @ BPI (3)

Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (5)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia isiacae @ BPI (1)

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Cardaria draba (L.) Desv.

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General Information
Symbol: CADR
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 165. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
LEDR Lepidium draba L.
LEDRD Lepidium draba L. ssp. draba


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Cardaria Desv. – whitetop
Species Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. – whitetop

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
Alaska whitetop Noxious weed
Arizona globe-podded hoary cress Prohibited noxious weed globe-podded hoary cress, whitetop Restricted noxious weed
California lens podded hoarycress B list (noxious weeds)
Colorado hoary cress B list (noxious weeds)
Idaho hoary cress Noxious weed
Iowa Lepidium draba perennial pepper-grass Primary noxious weed
Kansas hoary cress Noxious weed
Montana whitetop, hoary cress Category 1 noxious weed
Nevada whitetop, hoary cress Noxious weed
New Mexico hoary cress Class A noxious weed
Oregon whitetop, hoary cress "B" designated weed whitetop, hoary cress Quarantine
South Dakota hoary cress Noxious weed hoary cress Regulated non-native plant species
Utah hoary cress Noxious weed
Washington hoary cress Class C noxious weed
Wyoming hoary cress, whitetop Noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Cardaria draba globed-podded hoarycress hoary cress peppergrass whitetop whiteweed Lepidium draba hoary cress
This plant and synonym italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.
Cal-IPC California Invasive Plant Council. 2006. California Invasive Plant Inventory. Cal-IPC Publication 2006-02 (1 February 2007). California Invasive Plant Council. Berkeley, California.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

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