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Lepidium densiflorum Schrader. Prairie Pepperweed, Green-flowered Peppergrass. Phen: (Feb-) May-Jun. Hab: Prairies, glades, disturbed areas. Dist: The original distribution difficult to reconstruct, perhaps AB west to AK, south to TX, CA, and Mexico (CHH, DGO, SON, TAM); now much more widespread.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, Fl4, FNA7, G, GBI2, GrPl, Il, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, NcTx, Pa, S, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, WV; = Lepidium apetalum Willd. – S13; = n/a – RAB; > Lepidium densiflorum Schrad. var. densiflorum – K1, NE, NY, Al-Shehbaz (1986a), Rollins (1993)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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