Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


804

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate (basal rosette usually absent at flowering)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
2 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silicle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lepidium virginicum var. virginicum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-04-003:
Lepidium virginicum   FAMILY Brassicaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Poor Man's Pepper, Peppergrass