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Lepidium chalepense
chalapa hoarycress, lens-podded hoarycress, Asian white-top

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Great Lakes region.

Habitat: Disturbed areas, especially where dry, often associated with agriculture.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Introduced from Asia

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Lepidium chalepense L.
Publication: Cent. Pl. II. 23. 1756.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Cardaria chalapensis (L.) Hand.-Maz., orthographic variant [HC]
Cardaria chalepensis (L.) Hand.-Mazz.
Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. ssp. chalapensis (L.) O.E. Schulz, orthographic variant [ILBC2]
Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. var. repens (Schrenk) O.E. Schulz [VPPNW2]
Lepidium draba L. ssp. chalapensis (L.) Thell. [Stace 1997]
Lepidium repens (Schrenk) Boiss. [Abrams]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lepidium chalepense in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lepidium chalepense checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lepidium chalepense atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lepidium chalepense photos.

USDA Plants: Lepidium chalepense information.

22 photographs:
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