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Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii
coastal peppergrass, hairy peppergrass

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east across most of North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Beach strand, grassy balds, grasslands, and other open areas at low elevations.

Flowers: March-June

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Lepidium virginicum L. ssp. menziesii (DC.) Thell.
Publication: Mitt. Bot. Mus. Univ. Z├╝rich. 28: 230. 1906.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Lepidium bernardinum Abrams
Lepidium hirsutum Rydb.
Lepidium idahoense A. Heller [Abrams]
Lepidium menziesii DC. [Abrams]
Lepidium virginicum L. var. medium (Greene) C.L. Hitchc. [HC]
Lepidium virginicum L. var. menziesii (DC.) C.L. Hitchc. [HC]
Lepidium virginicum L. var. pubescens (Greene) Thell. [HC]
Lepidium virginicum L. var. robinsonii (Thell.) C.L. Hitchc.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii photos.

USDA Plants: Lepidium virginicum ssp. menziesii information.

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