Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Lepidium perfoliatum L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

PNW Weed Management Handbook
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium perfoliatum L.
clasping cress, clasping pepper-weed
Lepidium: from the Greek lepidion, meaning "a little scale," in reference to the shape of the fruit pods
perfoliatum: Latin for "through the leaf"
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-20" tall forb, branching towards the top
Flower: yellow, 4-parted; inflorescence a cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:elliptic, flat, notched pod
Leaf:lower leaves pinnately-divided; upper leaves clasping, stalkless
(Glossary)

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