Field Pepperweed (Lepidium campestre)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Plant has hairy stems and leaves.
Fruit: Other: 1/4 inch, oval, somewhat flattened pods. Pods are two celled and conpicuously notched at the apex. Each containing a single reddish-yellow to reddish-brown seed.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Salad greens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self

Credit: Photo by Leo Michels.

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White-flowered plant, possible U.S. native by Muddy1 Apr 17, 2017 4:25 PM 20

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