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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Lepidium virginicum L.
Poor-man's-pepper, Virginia pepperweed

Lepidium virginicum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Family: Brassicaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Eastern United States; West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Apparently Secure

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks, pinelands and disturbed sites from the upper Keys to the lower Keys.  Reported in 1918 by H.H.M. Bowman for the lower sandy Keys.  Although weedy, we treat as native and extant throughout the Florida Keys.  This is almost certainly more common than it was historically, spreading along roadsides and in other disturbed areas.

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Lepidium virginicum has been reported from the following 16 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park, Florida Keys Section Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native




Lepidium virginicum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Lepidium virginicum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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Lepidium virginicum
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida

Lepidium virginicum
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Lepidium virginicum
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer