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Yellow Pepperweed
Lepidium flavum
  
About Yellow Pepperweed (Lepidium flavum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lepidium flavum is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known by the common name yellow pepperweed. It is native to California, Nevada, and Baja California, where it grows in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts. Lepidium flavum is a short, mostly prostrate annual herb producing a branching stem up to about 40 centimeters tall when growing upright. The fleshy lobed or toothed leaves grow in a basal rosette at ground level and along the stem, the lowest and longest reaching a few centimeters long. The plant blooms in inflorescences of many small flowers, each with yellow petals just a few millimeters long and six stamens at the center. The fruit is a rounded, winged, flattened capsule containing tiny seeds. Lepidium flavum is a short, mostly prostrate annual herb producing a branching stem up to about 40 centimeters tall when growing upright. The fleshy lobed or toothed leaves grow in a basal rosette at ground level and along the stem, the lowest and longest reaching a few centimeters long. The plant blooms in inflorescences of many small flowers, each with yellow petals just a few millimeters long and six stamens at the center. The fruit is a rounded, winged, flattened capsule containing tiny seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.2" - 59.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 2.44", Coldest Month: 33.4" - 60.2", Hottest Month: 57.2" - 87.3", Humidity: 2.82" - 40.17", Elevation: 726" - 7669"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Yellow Peppergrass


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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