Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Lepidium virginicum Linnaeus var. medium (Greene) Hitchcock
(Poor Man's Pepperweed)

Family: Brassicaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
Lepidium glaucum Greene
Lepidium intermedium Gray
Lepidium medium Greene var. medium

Lepidium virginicum var. medium is a common spring-blooming herb found in canyons and creekbeds. It has a basal rosette of leaves which may become less apparent as the season progresses. The flowers are white but inconspicious.
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Lepidium virginicum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Blackhawk Canyon, Apr. 18, 2008



Lepidium virginicum, detail of inflorescence, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Blackhawk Canyon, Apr. 18, 2008



Lepidium virginicum, flowers and fruit, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., WD Ranch Road, March 28, 2009


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