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Common name
Virginia cress (English), momili (English, Niue), Virginian peppercress (English), Virginia pepperweed (English), wild peppercress (English), culantrillo (Spanish), menstruz (Portuguese), mastuerzo (Spanish), mastruz (Portuguese), mancuerno (Spanish), lentejilla (Spanish), mastuerzo silvestre (Spanish), cresson savane (French), passerage de Virginie (French), naunau (English, Cook Islands), cresson sauvage (French), poorman's-pepperwort (English), peppergrass (English), mastruço (Portuguese), escobilla (Spanish), poorman pepperweed (English), poorman's pepper (English), cresón (Spanish), lépidie de Virginie (French)
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Summary
Lepidium virginicum is a weed of agronomic, vegetable, orchard, and nursery crops. It is reported to have naturalised on disturbed sites in Hawaii and the western United States, and spreading rapidly on Grand Cayman.
Notes
Five direct children have been recognised: Lepidium virginicum var. medium (Greene) C.L. Hitchc. (medium pepperweed); Lepidium virginicum var. menziesii (DC.) C.L. Hitchc. (Menzies' pepperweed); Lepidium virginicum var. pubescens (Greene) Thellung (hairy pepperweed); Lepidium virginicum var. robinsonii (Thellung) C.L. Hitchc. (Robinson's pepperweed); Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum L. (poorman's-pepperwort, Virginia pepperweed).

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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment

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Publication date: 2010-11-10

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2019) Species profile: Lepidium virginicum. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1799 on 17-06-2019.

Management Info
Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Lepidium virginicum for the Pacific Region was prepared by Dr. Curtis Daehler (UH Botany) with funding from the Kaulunani Urban Forestry Program and US Forest Service. The alien plant screening system is derived from Pheloung et al. (1999) with minor modifications for use in Pacific islands (Daehler et al. 2004). The result is a high score of 17 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"
Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Lepidium virginicum
NATIVE RANGE
  • belize
  • canada
  • costa rica
  • el salvador
  • guatemala
  • honduras
  • mexico
  • nicaragua
  • panama
  • united states
Informations on Lepidium virginicum has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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Preventative measures: A Risk Assessment of Lepidium virginicum for the Pacific Region was prepared by Dr. Curtis Daehler (UH Botany) with funding from the Kaulunani Urban Forestry Program and US Forest Service. The alien plant screening system is derived from Pheloung et al. (1999) with minor modifications for use in Pacific islands (Daehler et al. 2004). The result is a high score of 17 and a recommendation of: \"Likely to cause significant ecological or economic harm in Hawaii and on other Pacific Islands as determined by a high WRA score, which is based on published sources describing species biology and behavior in Hawaii and/or other parts of the world.\"
Bibliography
5 references found for Lepidium virginicum

Managment information
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2009a. Lepidium virginicum L., Brassicaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/lepidium_virginicum.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2009b. Risk Assessment: Lepidium virginicum L., Brassicaceae
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/wra/pacific/lepidium_virginicum_htmlwra.htm [Accessed 5 October 2010]
General information
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), 2010. Lepidium virginicum L.
Summary: Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=22955 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
USDA, NRCS, 2010. Lepidium virginicum L. Virginia pepperweed. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Summary: Available from: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LEVI3 [Accessed 5 October 2010]
Varnham, K. 2006 (Updated 2009). Database of non-native species occurring in UK Overseas Territories. JNCC Report 372, Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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