Photographer: Merel R. Black
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"
|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 |
|Leaf:||all mostly unlobed; upper leaves usually erect, arrow-shaped, clasping|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|