Lepidium virginicum L.
Common Name: COMMON PEPPERGRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 0
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

A widespread weed of dry soil, often considered native in North America and introduced in Europe. Sandy and gravelly roadsides, fields, dumps, old dunes, disturbed areas in dry forests. Not as common as L. densiflorum, but collected as early as the First Survey in Monroe Co. in 1837. By the 1870’s, known from several counties in Michigan.

Locations

Allegan County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Clinton County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ottawa County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=667.