Lepidium peregrinum Thell. ex Druce

Wandering pepper-cress, Pilgrim pepper-cress



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1913 or later

Rediscovered in 1990 or before



New South Wales & Queensland, Australia


Biology & Ecology










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H.J.Hewson (2017) Lepidium peregrinum. In: Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra. [Date Accessed: 13 January 2020]

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.

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Queensland Herbarium (2007). Lepidium peregrinum, nomination for re-classifying rare wildlife under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. Queensland Government, Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service. (unpublished)

Scarlett NH (undated) Draft Recovery Plan for the Endangered Pilgrim Pepper-cress (Lepidium peregrinum Thell) (2009-2014) in New South Wales and Queensland. Latrobe University Botany Department.

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