Latin name: Lepidium nitidum Nutt.
  Pronunciation: leh-PID-ee-um NIT-i-dum

  Common name: Shiny peppergrass
  Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
  Habitat: Open places below 3000', chaparral, valley
  grassland, coastal sage scrub throughout cismontane
  southern California
  Blooming period: February to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Lepidium
  2) nitidum
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