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Field Pepper-grass - Lepidium campestre
Other Names:  Cream-anther Field Pepperwort, Field Pepperweed

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

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

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General Description
Taprooted annual. Stems erect, 12–50 cm, branched above. Basal leaves petiolate, oblanceolate, 2–12 cm long with entire to lobed margins. Stem leaves lanceolate, auriculate-clasping, dentate. Vestiture of stiff, simple hairs. Flowers white; petals 1.5–3 mm long; stamens 6. Fruit ovate, papillose, 4.5–6 mm long, winged and notched; style 0.4–0.8 mm long; pedicels spreading, pubescent, 4–6 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout temperate North America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 85

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Habitat
Disturbed or sparsely vegetated soil of grasslands, meadows, open forest, streambanks; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
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    • Corr, D.R. 1988. Effects of stress inducing factors on musk thistle (Carduus nutans L,) including--grass competition, Rhinocyllus conicus Froel., terminal flower loss, and insecticides. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 86 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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