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Lenspod Whitetop - Lepidium chalepense
Other Names:  Cardaria draba ssp. chalepensis, Cardaria chalepensis

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNRTNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, simple, 20–60 cm. Basal leaves oblong to oblanceolate, dentate, 3–12 cm long. Stem leaves auriculate clasping. Vestiture pubescent with simple hairs below, glabrous in the inflorescence. Flowers white; petals 3–4 mm long; stamens 6. Fruits compressed globose, glabrous, 2–5 mm long, not notched; style 1–2 mm long, pedicels 8–15 mm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Introduced to western N. America; native to Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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