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Lepidium ruderale (roadside pepperweed; Narrowleaf Pepperweed)


Wikipedia Abstract

Lepidium ruderale is species of flowering plants in the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family. It is native to temperate Asia and northern and eastern Europe. It has also naturalized in southwestern Europe and North America. Its common names include narrow-leaf pepperwort, roadside pepperweed, and peppergrass.
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Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Lifespan [1]  Annual/Biennial
Pollinators [1]  Bats
Structure [3]  Herb
Height [1]  12 inches (0.3 m)
Light Preference [2]  Full Sun
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Rich
Soil Moisture [2]  Mostly Dry
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Protected Areas


Ceutorhynchus erysimi[4]
Contarinia nasturtii[4]


Parasitized by 
Erysiphe cruciferarum[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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