Lepidium foliosum

Common Name:

Leafy Peppercress



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKPTZ) also WA, SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coastal islands and occasionally mainland coast 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Shrub usually less than 30 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has leaves that are broader at the apex than at the base (triangular) and are sometimes toothed. There are no hairs on the stem or leaves of this species 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA Flora NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Vulnerable in Victoria


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria