Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Lepidium ruderale L. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Brassicaceae
Lepidium ruderale L.
fetid peppergrass, roadside pepper-weed, stinking pepper-weed
Lepidium: from the Greek lepidion, meaning "a little scale," in reference to the shape of the fruit pods
ruderale: rough
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: annual/biennial, 8"-20" tall forb, foul smelling
Flower: 4-parted
Fruit:ovate to elliptic, flat pod, notched at tip, wingless
Leaf:lower leaves usually twice pinnately-lobed; upper leaves not clasping
Habitat: disturbed areas

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