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Lepidium coronopus (L.) Al-Shehbaz
Habit: Annual, glabrous or puberulent. Stem: prostrate to decumbent, generally several from base, (0.3)0.6--2.5(3.5) dm, branched distally. Leaf: basal rosetted, (3)4--10(15) cm, 1--2-pinnately divided, lobes entire or dentate; mid-cauline petioled, pinnately divided, base cuneate, lobes entire or dentate. Inflorescence: leaf-opposed, not elongated, rachis glabrous. Flower: sepals 1--1.5 mm, persistent; petals, white, obovate, 1--2 mm, 0.4--0.6 mm wide; stamens 6. Fruit: indehiscent, reniform to ovate-cordate, flattened, 2.3--3.4 mm, 3--4.4 mm wide, wingless, notch 0; valve walls thick, distinctly ridged, glabrous, prominently veined; style 0.2--0.7 mm; pedicel (0.7)1--2(2.4) mm, stout, cylindric, ascending, glabrous. Seed: 1.2--1.6 mm, oblong. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, fields, pastures; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV, SnFrB, DSon; Distribution Outside California: eastern Canada, central and eastern United States; native to southern Europe, southwestern Asia, northern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Synonyms: Coronopus squamatus (Forssk.) Asch.; Lepidium squamatum Forssk.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lepidium chalepense
Next taxon: Lepidium densiflorum
Citation for this treatment: Ihsan A. Al-Shehbaz 2016. Lepidium coronopus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=91770, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.