Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Lepidium alyssoides Gray var. alyssoides
(Mesa Pepperweed)

Family: Brassicaceae

Status: Native

Lepidium montanum Nuttall var. alyssoides (Gray) M.E. Jones

Lepidium alyssoides is found in washes and canyons. The flower clusters are at the ends of branches, with long-pediceled silicles below individually attached to the stem. The length of stem taken up by the silicles relative to the flower cluster increases as the season progresses.
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Lepidium alyssoides, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Bill Evans Road, July 23, 2007

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