Common name: Pepperweed

Latin name: Lepidium sp.

Family: Brassicaceae

Life Cycle: Annual

Type: Broadleaf

Description: Annual plant in the ‘Mustard” family with at least 5 species documented in Texas. Leaves initially in basal rosette before growing erect. Basal and uppermost leave margins can be toothed, deeply notched, or entire. Fruits are siliques that often have a peppery taste, hence the name pepperweed.

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