Lepidium appelianum

Photo: Barry Breckling

Synonyms: Cardaria pubescens

Common names: hairy whitetop

Lepidium appelianum (hairy whitetop) is a perennial (family Brassicaceae) that develops an extensive system of deep vertical and horizontal roots that vigorously produce new shoots. It is scattered throughout California, but is most frequently seen in the Sacramento Valley, Great Basin, and southwestern region of the state.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited?

CDFA Rating: None?


Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

There are no Symposium presentations associated with this species yet.

Other Lepidium appelianum Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Lepidium appelianum_fruits_copyright 2011_NealKramer
    Lepidium appelianum (hairy whitetop) fruits. Photo: &#169 2011 Neal Kramer