Lepidium appelianum Al-Shehbaz   (redirected from: Cardaria pubescens)
Family: Brassicaceae
[Cardaria pubescens (C.A.Mey.) Jarm., Cardaria pubescens var. elongata (C.A.Mey.) Jarm., Hymenophysa pubescens C.A.Mey.]
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Dell O. Clark  
Etymology: Cardaria: Greek for "heart-shaped," from the fruit
Plants: erect, perennial, to 24" tall forb, hairy, including sepals and fruit
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: evenly divided into 2 segments, inflated pod
Habitat: fields, roadsides, disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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