Pepperweed - Lepidium latifolium
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Pepperweed is a glaucous perennial herb to 1.3 m tall with a widely spreading
root system. The entire to toothed leaves are oblong and petiolate at
the base, becoming smaller and almost sessile at the plant apex. The flowers
are perfect and produced in a many flowered raceme. The petals are spatulate,
white. The fruit is a silicle on a pedicel approximately twice as long
as the silicle.
Pepperweed is common in fields and waste places.
The aggressive nature of this plant allows it to displace native species.
It is difficult to control because of its perennial root system and deep-seated
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For more information on this plant or management please contact US Army Corp of Engineers