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Lepidium virginicum L.
VIRGINIA PEPPERWEED
Lentejilla Mexico; Least Pepperwort; Lepidium densiflorum Schrad; Lepidium neglectum Thell; Lepidium micropterum

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Lepidium virginicum, stem - showing leaf bases
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Lepidium virginicum, stem - showing leaf bases
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Lepidium virginicum, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Lepidium virginicum, leaf - basal or on lower stem
Lepidium virginicum, Wild Peppergrass
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Lepidium virginicum, Wild Peppergrass

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (25)
Dermateaceae  Cylindrosporium capsellae @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Lygus lineolaris @ MEMU_ENT (11)

Orthotylus ornatus @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Polymerus basalis @ MEMU_ENT (1)

Pseudatomoscelis seriatus @ MEMU_ENT (3)

Taylorilygus apicalis @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora bizzozeriana @ BPI (1)

Cercospora lepidii @ BPI (3)

Septoria lepidiicola @ BPI (10); 380961B (1); 380961A (1); 380954B (1); 380954A (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora lepidii-virginici @ BPI (3)

Peronospora lepidii @ BPI (5)

Peronospora parasitica @ 790501B (1); BPI (36)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia subnitens @ BPI (2)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium lepidii @ BPI (14)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Lepidium virginicum L. subsp. virginicum Poor-man's Pepper-grass
(Virginia Pepperweed) Brassicaceae — Mustard family
Native
Lepidium virginicum subsp. virginicum
White Clay Creek State Park -- Creek Road
June 2002 Lepidium virginicum subsp. virginicum Lepidium virginicum subsp. virginicum
White Clay Creek State Park -- Thompson Station Road
May 2017

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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Brassicales  
 Family Brassicaceae  
 Genus Lepidium  
  Lepidium virginicum    L. 
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Lepidium virginicum L.
Virginia pepperweed

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General Information
Symbol: LEVI3
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Biennial
Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I?
CAN   I,N
HI   I
L48   N
PB   I
PR   N
VI   I
Other Common Names: pepper grass
peppergrass
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, MD, Bell. Usage Requirements .

Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements .

Patrick J. Alexander. Usage Requirements .

©Tim Murphy. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. Usage Requirements .

©Jim Stasz. United States, MD. Usage Requirements .

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 .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Classification

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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 Lepidium L. – pepperweed
Species Lepidium virginicum L. – Virginia pepperweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 5 subspecies of Lepidium virginicum . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Lepidium virginicum</i>
L. var. <i>
medium</i>
(Greene) C.L. Hitchc.
Lepidium virginicum var. medium
intermediate pepperweed Distribution of <i>
Lepidium virginicum</i>
L. var. <i>
menziesii</i>
(DC.) C.L. Hitchc.
Lepidium virginicum var. menziesii
Menzies' pepperweed Distribution of <i>
Lepidium virginicum</i>
L. var. <i>
pubescens</i>
(Greene) Thell.
Lepidium virginicum var. pubescens
hairy pepperweed Distribution of <i>
Lepidium virginicum</i>
L. var. <i>
robinsonii</i>
(Thell.) C.L. Hitchc.
Lepidium virginicum var. robinsonii
Robinson's pepperweed Distribution of <i>
Lepidium virginicum</i>
L. var. <i>
virginicum </i>
Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum
Virginia pepperweed

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Lepidium virginicum Virginia pepperweed Virginian peppercress peppergrass poorman's pepper This plant 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.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Caribbean FACU
Hawaii UPL
Hawaii
South Pacific Islands FAC
North America
Alaska UPL
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (LEVI3)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (LEVI3)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (LEVI3)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Everitt Low Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Everitt

Sources

Everitt, J.H., D.L. Drawe, and R.I. Lonard. 1999. Field guide to the broad leaved herbaceous plants of South Texas used by livestock and wildlife . Texas Tech University Press. Lubbock.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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