Lepidium virginicum
Family: Brassicaceae
common peppergrass,  more...
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Gary Fewless  
Etymology: Lepidium: from the Greek lepidion, meaning "a little scale," in reference to the shape of the fruit pods
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 4"-20" tall forb
Leaves: lower leaves sharply toothed to pinnately-divided; upper leaves not clasping
Flowers: white, 4-parted, petals about twice as long as the sepals; inflorescence many, to 4" long clusters (racemes) of stalked flowers; blooms May-July
Fruits: broadly-elliptical pod widest below the middle and notched at the tip fruit drawing
Habitat: dry to moist; fields, roadsides, disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Native
Lepidium virginicum image
Botanical Illustration  
Lepidium virginicum image
Gary Fewless  
Lepidium virginicum image
Lepidium virginicum image
Lepidium virginicum image
Lepidium virginicum image
Botanical Illustration  
Lepidium virginicum image
Lepidium virginicum image
Lepidium virginicum image
Lepidium virginicum image
Aaron_Carlson  
Lepidium virginicum image
Lepidium virginicum image
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