Lepidium draba L.   (redirected from: Cardaria draba)
Family: Brassicaceae
heart-podded hoary-cress, pepper-weed white-top, white-top
[Cardaria draba (L.) Desv., Cardaria draba subsp. draba (L.) Desv.]
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Etymology: Cardaria: Greek for "heart-shaped," from the fruit
Plants: erect, perennial, to 24" tall forb, hairy only at the base; creeping roots
Leaves: stem leaves arrow-shaped, appearing to clasp the stem
Flowers: white, 4-parted; inflorescence a dense cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: pod, evenly divided into 2 segments, mostly flat with a heart-shaped base
Habitat: fields, roadsides, disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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Kurt Stüber  
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Dan Tenaglia  
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from USDA Plants Website  
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