Latin name: Lepidium virginicum L. ssp. menziesii (DC.) Thell.
Pronunciation: leh-PID-ee-um vir-JIN-i-kum MING-is-ee-eye*
Common name: Wild peppergrass
Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Habitat: Dry, disturbed areas, bottomland, riverbanks, meadows, fields, pastures, cliffs, scrub in most of CA to 8500'
Blooming period: March to August
Name derivations: 1) Lepidium 2) virginicum 3) menziesii
NOTE: 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.