Lepidium ruderale L.

Narrow-leaved pepperwort

source: Teun Spaans (2008), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Teun Spaans (2008), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Lepidium ruderale L.
The Plant list Lepidium ruderale L.
English name Narrow-leaved pepperwort

Crop relationship
Garden cress same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source: Verspreidingsatlas.nl

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia W- and Central-Asia
Africa naturalized in S- and W-Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized in Argentina en Chile
Australia naturalized
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information