Lesquerella is the name of a genus in the family Brassicaceae.. The name was established in
Serano Watson, "Contributions to American Botany, XV" Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 23 (1888) 249-287.
Watson writes that the genus is "named in honor of Leo Lesquereux, 1805-1889, Swiss and American Botanist."
Reed Rollins and E. A. Shaw, The Genus Lesquerella (Cruciferae) in North America, Harvard University Press, 1973.