Monday, January 16, 2012

Lepidium fremontii

Desert pepperwood

A member of the mustard family, Lepidium fremontii is one of the most fragrant plants found in the Mojave desert. The scent of this plant is very sweet and slightly musky, and can be recognized from quite a long way away.

These plants are found in a variety of environments, including canyons, washes, rocky slopes, and juniper woodlands.

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