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|Family: Brassicaceae (Cruciferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lepidium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lepidium jaredii Brandegee
Habit: Annual, sparsely soft-hairy. Stem: erect to ascending, 1 to several from base, 1--6(7) dm, branched distally. Leaf: basal not rosetted, early-deciduous; mid-cauline 2--7.5(10) cm, 0.2--1 cm wide, lanceolate to linear, entire or few toothed near tip, base tapered, not lobed. Inflorescence: much-elongated; rachis soft-curved-hairy, or glabrous. Flower: sepals 1.8--2.5 mm; petals 2.8--4 mm, 1.2--1.8 mm wide, spoon-shaped, lemon yellow, +- white in age; stamens 6. Fruit: 3--3.8(4) mm, 2.8--3.2(3.5) mm wide, widely ovate, flat, tip wingless, notch 0 (0.1 mm); valves smooth or minutely papillate, glabrous, obscurely veined; style 0.3--0.8(1) mm; pedicel 5--15 mm, cylindric, spreading, hairy adaxially. Seed: 1.8--2.2 mm, oblong. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Alkali bottoms, slopes, washes, dry hillsides, vertic clay, acidic, gypsiferous; Elevation: 500--700 m. Bioregional Distribution: sw SnJV, se SCoRI. Flowering Time: Mar--Apr
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Lepidium heterophyllum
Next taxon: Lepidium lasiocarpum subsp. lasiocarpum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2017. Lepidium jaredii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=30542, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.