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any species of the genus Lepidium, widely distributed peppery-tasting herbs of the family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae; mustardmustard,
common name for the Cruciferae, or Brassicaceae, a large family chiefly of herbs of north temperate regions. The easily distinguished flowers of the Cruciferae have four petals arranged diagonally ("cruciform") and alternating with the four sepals.
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 family). They commonly have toothed leaves, clusters of small usually white flowers, and little flat, roundish pods (actually capsules) that are often fed to tame birds, whence the name canary grass. Most species are weedy, but one—the garden cress (Lepidium sativum)—is sometimes cultivated as an annual salad plant. Shepherd's-purse (genus Capsella), often confused with peppergrass, has triangular pods. Peppergrass is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Capparales (or Brassicales), family Cruciferae (or Brassicaceae).
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Air Force, which were updated to address the protection and conservation of slickspot peppergrass.
The slickspot peppergrass grows in sagebrush steppe habitats in southwestern Idaho, including the Snake River Plain, Owyhee Plateau, and adjacent foothills in Ada, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, and Payette counties.
Biologists have documented 70 occurrences of slickspot peppergrass in Ada, Canyon, Gem, Elmore, Payette and Owyhee counties, but only six of these areas are considered to be of high quality.
There are many edible wild plants such as peppermint, watercress, sego lilies, elderberries, peppergrass, currants, dandelions, squaw root, Mormon tea, lamb's quarters, nettle and thistle.
Hydrilla, coontail, eelgrass and peppergrass are very good filters.
The clear lakes seem to produce more for us with the Carolina rig; it's a great bait to chunk, especially in areas with peppergrass growing off the bottom.
These plants, along with the peppergrass, Kissimmee grass and pondweed, provide essential habitat for freshwater gamefish.