Lepidium campestre (L.) W.T.Aiton  
Family: Brassicaceae
field pepper-weed, fieldcress
[Neolepia campestris (L.) W.A.Weber, Thlaspi campestre L.]
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Richard Bauer  
Etymology: Lepidium: from the Greek lepidion, meaning "a little scale," in reference to the shape of the fruit pods
Plants: erect, annual/biennial, 8"-20" tall forb, with dense, short hairs; stems with upper branches
Leaves: all mostly unlobed; upper leaves usually erect, arrow-shaped, clasping
Flowers: white, 4-parted, 1/8" wide; inflorescence to 6" long in a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: oblong, flat pod, with wide wings toward the tip fruit drawing
Habitat: disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Lepidium campestre image
Robert Bierman  
Lepidium campestre image
Merel R. Black  
Lepidium campestre image
Merel R. Black  
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