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Garden Pepper-grass - Lepidium sativum
Other Names:  Garden Cress

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Mostly glabrous and glaucous, taprooted annual. Stems erect, 20–80 cm, usually branched above. Basal leaves withered at anthesis. Stem leaves petiolate; blades oblanceolate, bipinnately lobed and toothed, 3–10 cm long, sessile above. Vestiture of sparse, simple hairs on upper leaf surfaces. Flowers white; petals 1.5–2.5 mm long; stamens 6. Fruit broadly eliptic, 4–6 mm long, winged and notched, glabrous; style 0.1–0.5 mm long; pedicels erect-ascending, glabrous, 2–5 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
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