Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lepidium densiflorum Schrad. image
Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium densiflorum Schrad.
prairie pepper-weed, small peppergrass
Lepidium: from the Greek lepidion, meaning "a little scale," in reference to the shape of the fruit pods
densiflorum: densely flowered
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 8"-20" tall forb, with thin short hairs
Flower: 4-parted, either no petals or shorter than the sepals; inflorescence a 2"- 4" long cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:oval, flat pod usually widest above the middle, notched at the tip fruit drawing
Leaf:lower leaves coarsely toothed to pinnately-divided; the upper leaves not clasping
Habitat: dry to moist; disturbed areas, fields, roadsides
(Glossary)

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