virginicum L. ssp. menziesii
Pronunciation: leh-PID-ee-um vir-JIN-i-kum MING-is-
Common name: Wild peppergrass
Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Habitat: Dry, disturbed areas, bottomland, riverbanks, mea-
dows, fields, pastures, cliffs, scrub in most of CA to 8500'
Blooming period: March to August
Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Lepidium
2) virginicum 3) menziesii
Includes the former Lepidium virginicum var. pubescens
and Lepidium virginicum var. robinsonii
*Pronunciation based on original Scottish pronunciation of the name Menzies. If you don't choose to pronounce it this way, it would be MEN-zeez-ee-eye.