Etymology: Coronopus: from Greek korone, "crown," and pous, "foot," from the deeply cleft leaves like the points of a crown
Plants: sprawling annual/biennial, 4"-16" tall forb, with a foul odor; many branches from a central point; long taproot
Leaves: oblong, pinnately-divided
Flowers: white to greenish, tiny, 4-parted, petals barely longer than the sepals; inflorescence a cluster of stalked flowers; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: round, tightly clustered, coarsely wrinkled pod
Habitat: disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.