Taxon: Lepidium campestre (L.) W. T. Aiton

Genus: Lepidium
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Lepidieae
Nomen number: 21763
Place of publication: Hortus kew. ed. 2, 4:88. 1812
Link to protologue:
Comment: R. Brown is considered to have authored the Brassicaceae in Aiton's Hortus kew. ed. 2 (see TL-2 Suppl. III: 141), but with no indication of this in the work itself Aiton is author of new names therein (Melbourne ICN Art. 46, Note 3, but see Ex. 23)
Name Verified on: 15-Oct-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Ireland ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa Eastern Cape
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part
    • Northern Europe: Finland ; Norway
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Southern America

    • South America


  • Akhani, H. 2003. Notes on the flora of Iran: 4. Two new records and synopsis of the new data on Iranian Cruciferae since Flora Iranica (Candollea) 58:377.
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 6. (L Noms French ed6)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hewson, H. J. 1981. The genus Lepidium L. (Brassicaceae) in Australia (Brunonia) 4:228.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. (F Pacif NW)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. (F Ariz)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. (F CalifMunz)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Lepidium campestre (L.) W. T. Aiton :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image