Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Cow Cress at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-04-002:
Lepidium campestre FAMILY Brassicaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Common in Carolina Mountains & NC Piedmont, uncommon in GA Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Alternate & basal rosette
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p102
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p019
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p139
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p093
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p120
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p058
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