Lepidium appelianum Al-Shehbaz (formerly known as Cardaria pubescens) (ITIS)
Hairy Whitetop, Hoary Cress, Globe-podded Hoary Cress, Ball Cress, White-top lens, Peppergrass
Eurasia (Mulligan and Findlay 1974)
First discovered in 1919 (Mulligan and Findlay 1974)
Introduced accidentally with contaminated alfalfa seed (Mulligan and Findlay 1974)
Crowds out native species and crops (Zouhar 2004)
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
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Council or Task Force
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. Center for Plant Health Science and Technology; California Department of Food and Agriculture.
USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.
State and Local Government
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Lepidium appelianum. [Accessed Sep 10, 2014].
Mulligan, G.A. and J.N. Findlay. 1974. The biology of Canadian weeds. 3. Cardaria draba, C. chalepensis, and C. pubescens. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 54(1):149-160.
Zouhar, K. 2004. Cardaria spp. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory.