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Lepidium campestre (L.) W. T. Aiton
FIELD CRESS
Mithridate Pepperwort; Thlaspi campestre L; Field Pepperwort; Field pepperweed; Wood Rush

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Lepidium campestre, whole plant - in flower - general view
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Lepidium campestre, whole plant - in flower - general view

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Lepidium campestre, stem - showing leaf bases
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Lepidium campestre, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Lepidium campestre, leaf - basal or on lower stem

Lepidium campestre, leaf - basal or on lower stem
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Lepidium campestre, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface
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Lepidium campestre, leaf - margin of upper + lower surface

Lepidium campestre, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
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Lepidium campestre, inflorescence - lateral view of flower
Lepidium campestre, fruit - as borne on the plant
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Lepidium campestre, fruit - as borne on the plant

Lepidium campestre
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Lepidium campestre

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (12)
Andrenidae  Andrena nasonii @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Chlamydomonadaceae  Sphaerella cruciferarum @ BPI (3)
Corticiaceae  Corticium vagum @ BPI (1)
Halictidae  Lasioglossum oceanicum @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Lasioglossum pilosum @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Mycosphaerella cruciferarum @ BPI (1)

Septoria lepidii @ BPI (4)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora lepidii-sativi @ BPI (1)

Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (2)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Lepidium campestre (L.) Ait. f. Field Pepper-grass
Brassicaceae — Mustard family
Non-native
Lepidium campestre
Middle Run Valley Natural Area
May 2003

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Lepidium campestre (L.) R. Br.

Lepidium campestre plant

Family - Brassicaceae

Stems - To .75m tall, densely villous, multiple from base, branching above, erect to ascending, from taproot, herbaceous.

Leaves - Alternate. Cauline leaves clasping, entire, crenate or shallow dentate, lanceolate, dense on stem. Basal leaves petiolate, entire or with shallow lobes.

Inflorescence - Compact terminal racemes elongating in fruit to +25cm long(tall). Axis and pedicels villous. Pedicels to 8mm long in fruit, spreading.

Flowers - Petals 4, white, clawed, to 3mm long, 1.2mm broad, glabrous, spatulate. Stamens 6. Ovary compressed. Stigma capitate, yellowish. Style short, persistent in fruit.

Lepidium campestre flowers Flower close-up.

Fruits - Silicles 5-6mm long(high) when mature, ovate in outline, notched at apex, winged, glabrous, 1 seed per cell in fruit.

Lepidium campestre fruits Fruits.

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste ground, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - Despite the fact that the flowers are very small, the plant itself actually quite showy. It is just one of the many introduced members of the Brassicaceae . The plant is common in the state but not quite as common as L. virginicum , which is everywhere.

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Lepidium campestre (L.) W.T. Aiton
field pepperweed

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General Information
Symbol: LECA5
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
L48   I
SPM   I
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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
NECA5 Neolepia campestris (L.) W.A. Weber
THCA2 Thlaspi campestre L.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Lepidium L. – pepperweed
Species Lepidium campestre (L.) W.T. Aiton – field pepperweed

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U.S. Weed Information
Lepidium campestre field pepperweed This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
KY Haragan, P.D.. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide . The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.

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6. Lepidium campestre (Linnaeus) W. T. Aiton in W. Aiton and W. T. Aiton, Hortus Kew. 4: 88. 1812.

Thlaspi campestre Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 646. 1753; Neolepia campestris (Linnaeus) W. A. Weber

Annuals; densely hirsute. Stems simple from base, erect, unbranched or branched distally, (0.8-)1.2-5(-6.3) dm. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole (0.5-) 1.5-6 cm; blade oblanceolate or oblong, (1-)2-6(-8) cm × 5-15 mm, margins entire, lyrate, or pinnatifid. Cauline leaves sessile; oblong, lanceolate, or narrowly deltate-lanceolate, (0.7-)1-4(-6.5) cm × (2-)5-10(-15) mm, base sagittate or auriculate, margins dentate or subentire. Racemes much-elongated in fruit; rachis hirsute, trichomes spreading, straight. Fruiting pedicels horizontal, straight or slightly recurved, (terete), (3-)4-8(-10) × 0.3-0.4 mm, hirsute. Flowers: sepals oblong, (1-)1.3-1.8 × 0.6-0.8 mm; petals white, spatulate, (1.5-)1.8-2.5(-3) × (0.2-)0.5-0.7 mm, claw 0.6-1 mm; stamens 6; filaments (1.2-)1.5-1.8(-2) mm, (glabrous); anthers 0.3-0.5 mm. Fruits broadly oblong to ovate, (4-)5-6(-6.5) × (3-)4-5 mm, (curved adaxially), apically broadly winged, apical notch (0.2-)0.4-0.6 mm deep; valves thin, papillate except for wing, not veined; style 0.2-0.5(-0.7) mm, slightly exserted beyond, or included in, apical notch. Seeds (dark brown), ovoid, 2-2.3(-2.8) × 1-1.4 mm. 2 n = 16.

Flowering May-Jun. Roadside, pastures, gardens, open flats, pine woodlands, rocky slopes, forests, waste grounds, disturbed areas, meadows, fields; 0-2600 m; introduced; B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask.; Ala., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Europe; Asia; introduced also in South America, South Africa.

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Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Pepper Grass
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Gladys Lucille Smith
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Peppergrass, Pepperwort
ID: 6105 1651 0942 0031 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Peppergrass, Pepperwort
ID: 6105 1651 0942 0028 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Peppergrass, Pepperwort
ID: 6105 1651 0942 0029 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
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© 2006 Steven Thorsted

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
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© 2006 Steven Thorsted

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
ID: 0000 0000 1008 1705 [detail]
© 2008 Trent M. Draper

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1966 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1967 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1968 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 1108 1969 [detail]
© 2008 Keir Morse

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Peppergrass
ID: 0000 0000 1112 1242 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Peppergrass
ID: 0000 0000 1112 1241 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Peppergrass
ID: 0000 0000 1112 1240 [detail]
© 2012 Jean Pawek

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 1214 3156 [detail]
© 2014 John Doyen

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 1214 3157 [detail]
© 2014 John Doyen

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
ID: 0000 0000 0715 0048 [detail]
© 2015 Steve Matson

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
ID: 0000 0000 0715 0049 [detail]
© 2015 Steve Matson

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
ID: 0000 0000 0715 0050 [detail]
© 2015 Steve Matson

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
ID: 0000 0000 0715 0051 [detail]
© 2015 Steve Matson

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
ID: 0000 0000 0715 0052 [detail]
© 2015 Steve Matson

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 0915 0432 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 0000 0915 0433 [detail]
© 2015 Barry Breckling

Lepidium campestre
Lepidium campestre
Field Pepperweed
ID: 0000 1111 2222 4039 [detail]
© 2016 Keir Morse

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