Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3235

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in our Mountains & northward, rare southward

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate & basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silicle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lepidium campestre   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lepidium campestre   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-04-002:
Lepidium campestre   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed


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image of Lepidium campestre, Cow Cress, Field Pepperwort, Field Cress, Field Pepperweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_leca5_001_lvd