Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4070

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains

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

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LEAVES:
Simple: Pinnately dissected
Alternate & basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
2 stamens
Flowers in racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lepidium didymum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Coronopus didymus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-05-001:
Coronopus didymus   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carara didyma

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Lepidium didymum

 

COMMON NAME:
Wart-cress, Lesser Swine-cress


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image of Lepidium didymum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cadi21_001_lvd