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


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image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_137

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm42110_124

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem leaves smaller than basal leaves, alternate, toothed or entire, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

Gill Newberry    gn05_lepidium_virginicum

May        

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

JK Marlow    jkm170520_838

May    Sumter County    SC

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

JK Marlow    jkm170520_844

May    Sumter County    SC

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

JK Marlow    jkm170520_894

May    Sumter County    SC

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve

Fruiting pedicels ascending to spreading. Silicles glabrous, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

JK Marlow    jkm170520_897

May    Sumter County    SC

Lynchburg Savanna Heritage Preserve

Stems erect to ascending or decumbent, branched distally, per Flora of North America.

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm5211_14

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals white, entire, less than 1mm long, sometimes absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm5211_17b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Silicle nearly orbicular, shallowly notched at the apex, winged, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm5211_31

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem leaves narrowed at base but not clasping the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

Roxanna Martin    rlm52910_62

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Lepidium virginicum ssp. virginicum

JK Marlow    s040519_cd

May    Greenville County    SC

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