Mountain pepperweed
Lepidium montanum

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lepidium (lep-PID-ee-um) (Info)
Species: montanum (MON-tah-num) (Info)

Category:

Biennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 17, 2006, oldmudhouse from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

The USDA database lists this native plant as a biennial, but other sources list it as a perennial. Found in semi-desert, foothills, and mountain areas, including Pinon/Juniper woodlands as well as Creosote or Sage scrub communities. This is a highly variable plant depending on location. Tiny white flowers in summer, and the basal leaves are usually withered at blooming time. Stems may be multiple or single. In my area (southern New Mexico) this plant has a very open and airy appearance. A delicate plant that looks at home among desert plants.