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Jared's Pepper-Grass
(Lepidium jaredii ssp. jaredii )
Brassicaceae

Jared's Pepper-grass; Photo Copyright 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photo Copyright 1988 Dean Wm. Taylor

Description: Annual herb 4 - 28 inches tall, with slender branches. Leaves spear-shaped, 1 1/8 - 4 inches (3-10cm) long, with a smooth or slightly toothed edge. The inflorescence is a raceme 2 - 8 inches (2.5mm) long. Flowers have yellow sepals 1/8 inch (2.5mm) long, and yellow petals 1/8 inch (3mm) long. Fruit is widely pear-shaped, 1/8 inch (3-4mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Alkali bottoms, slopes, washes, or heavey soils. Elevation 1072 - 3216 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms March - May.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010