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Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum)
Image ID: 2011/oth25Tap/mouseover and drag to zoom/pan.
Other common names: Poor-Mans Pepper
Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Height: 0.5 to 2 ft.
Blooms: June to November
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Elongate clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: C&O Canal Towpath
More photos of this flower
- Roadside Pennycress
Leaves of pennycress clasp the stem, while the leaves on peppergrass have short stalks.
- Shepherd's Purse
Shepherd's purse has the distinctive seed pods, as well as a large, lobed leaf. The leaf on peppergrass is small and shallowly toothed.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.