Lepidium draba

Family Brassicaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesHoary Cress, Hoary Pepperwort, White Weed
SynonymsCardaria draba (L.) Desv.; Cardaria draba (L.) Desv. subsp. draba
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)0.9
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouthern Europe, southern and central Asia
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Pastures, Roadsides, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Most soil types
Decade of introduction1880

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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