Etymology: Lepidium: from the Greek lepidion, meaning "a little scale," in reference to the shape of the fruit pods
Plants: perennial forb
Flowers: White, 4-parted; blooms June-Aug.
Invasiveness: Prohibited Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - locally established; potentially invasive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. UW-Extension: Detailed description, photos, controls