Lepidium fremontii, Desert Alyssum
Lepidium fremontii
Common Name Desert Alyssum, Peppergrass, Desert Pepperweed
Latin Name Lepidium fremontii
Native Habitat Southwest below 5,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 2.5 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Light green
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Fragrant white flowers March to May
Nature Value Attracts butterflies
Native American Uses Ate leaves and seeds
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/yuma/horticulture/moody_garden/garden_plant/pepperweed_lepidium_spp/pepperweed.htm
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lepidium_fremontii
    Images and data http://www.blackturtle.us/DV_PLANTS/ALYSSUM/index.html
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/desertalyssum.html
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/381.htm
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?query_src=&seq_num=100066&one=T