Lepidium sativum L.

 
  • Family : BRASSICACEAE
    (MUSTARD FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Brassicaceae
  • Species : Lepidium sativum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lepidium sativum L.
  • Common name : Garden Cress, Water Cress
  • Vernacular name : Halim, Hurf (Hin.); Adavi vittulu (Tel.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Comments : Introduced, an escape near habitations above 1000 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State); Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Egypt to West Asia; Widely cultivated elsewhere
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Lepidium sativum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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