Lepidium draba subsp. chalepense

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCruciferaeLepidiumLepidium draba subsp. chalepense


A rhizomatous perennial herb found naturalised in the upper levels of saltmarshes, on river banks, along railways and on waste ground. Although often well established, it does not seem to spread as readily as L. draba subsp. draba. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of S.W. Asia; widely naturalised in N. America.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.