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Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum)
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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: Allegheny River Trail
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!