Lepidium appelianum Al-Shehbaz
Common Name: WHITE-TOP
Synonym: Cardaria pubescens
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Cardaria pubescens of Michigan Flora.

A native of central Asia, locally adventive in eastern North America, sometimes an aggressive weed farther west. The first North American collections were apparently from railroad tracks at Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co., in 1919 and 1920. Recently (2003) collected in Alger Co.


Alger County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. September 22, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=659.