Lepidium pinnatifidum

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Lepidium pinnatifidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Lepidium
Species: L. pinnatifidum
Binomial name
Lepidium pinnatifidum

Lepidium pinnatifidum is a species of flowering plant in the mustard family known in English by the common name featherleaf pepperweed.


The plant is native to Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.[1]

It is known elsewhere as an introduced species, particularly as an invasive species in California.


Lepidium pinnatifidum is an annual or perennial herb growing a single erect stem up to 0.5 metres (1.6 ft) tall. The inflorescence is a raceme of tiny flowers made up mostly of millimeter-long sepals. There are usually no petals, but there occasionally appears a vestigial white petal. The fruit is a rounded, notched capsule only about 2 millimetres (0.08 in) long.


  1. ^ Űnal, M., et al. (2007). A new record for Turkey: Lepidium pinnatifidum Ledeb. (Brassicaceae). Turk J Bot 31:575-76.

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