Lepidium sativum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeLepidiumLepidium sativum

Ecology

An annual of waste and ruderal habitats, arising principally from bird-seed and culinary sources, and usually occurring as a casual. Lowland.

Status

Casual

World Distribution

Probably native of Egypt and S.W. Asia; as a naturalised or more frequently casual plant it is widespread in Europe and elsewhere.

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002828

Atlas text references

Hultén E
1968.  Flora of Alaska and neighboring territories.
Rich (1988b
1991)
Vaughan JG, Geissler CA
1997.  The new Oxford Book of Food Plants.