Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lepidium campestre (L.) R.Br. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Richard Bauer

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium campestre (L.) R.Br.
fieldcress, field pepper-weed
Lepidium: from the Greek lepidion, meaning "a little scale," in reference to the shape of the fruit pods
campestre: Latin meaning "of the fields"
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 8"-20" tall forb, with dense, short hairs; stems with upper branches
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/8" wide; inflorescence to 6" long in a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:oblong, flat pod, with wide wings toward the tip fruit drawing
Leaf:all mostly unlobed; upper leaves usually erect, arrow-shaped, clasping
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
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Flora of North America (off site)
Synonyms 
Neolepia campestris (L.) W.A.Weber
Thlaspi campestre L.

         
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