Lepidium campestre

Common Name: 
field pepperweed, field peppergrass, cow-cress
Scientific Name: 
Lepidium campestre (L.) R. Br.
Family Name: 
Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) - Mustard Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced winter annual, reproducing by seed
reproductive, pubescent seldom hairless, tall, branched, very leafy
Stems of Field Pepperweed
basal rosette, oblong or oblanceolate, petioled, often with deeply cut base; stem leaves alternate, oblong to lanceolate, entire or slightly dentate, arrow-shaped, clasping; all leaves short haired
Leaves of Field Pepperweed
4-petaled, white or greenish-white, small, unnoticeable; racemes above
Seed Pods
silicle, ovate, spoon-shaped, tip winged, notched with projection, stout stalked
Seedpods of Field Pepperweed