Species Details

Lepidium jaredii ssp. album

Panoche pepper-grass

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Scientific Name:
Lepidium jaredii Bdg. ssp. album Hoov.
Common Name:
Panoche pepper-grass
Family: Brassicaceae
Element Code: PDBRA1M0G2
USDA Plants Symbol: LEJAA
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2G3T2T3
State Rank:
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 1B.2 to 1B.2 on 2013-03-27
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-01-05
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Feb-Jun
185 - 745 meters
605 - 2445 feet
General Habitat:
  • Valley and foothill grassland (clay, steep slopes, sometimes alkaline)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Potentially threatened by wind energy development. Possibly threated by grazing and vehicles. Not in TJM (1993) and TJM 2. See Leaflets of Western Botany 10:345 (1966) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 60
Element Occurrence Ranks:
14 7 0 0 3 36
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 10
Recent <=20 Years 50
Presumed Extant 57
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 2
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Merced (MER), San Benito (SBT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Cerro Colorado (3612068), Chaney Ranch (3612065), Chounet Ranch (3612066), Ciervo Mtn. (3612045), Domengine Ranch (3612033), Hammonds Ranch (3612076), Hernandez Reservoir (3612047), Idria (3612046), Laguna Seca Ranch (3612077), Levis (3612054), Lillis Ranch (3612044)*, Mercey Hot Springs (3612067)*, Monocline Ridge (3612055), Ortigalita Peak (3612078), Riverdale (3611947)*, Tumey Hills (3612056)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads