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
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
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

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Lepidium list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
(for list of synonyms - see the varieties)

Botany News/Events
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Browse by:
Common Name
Search by:
Copyright 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map