Lepidium ruderale L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Lepidium ruderale L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Foetid, minutely hairy annual or biennial, 2–5 dm; basal lvs commonly bipinnately lobed; lower cauline lvs usually pinnatifid, the upper entire or dentate, rounded or obtuse at the tip; stamens 2; mature racemes loose, with 6–10 frs per cm; fr ovate to elliptic, generally broadest near or below the middle, 2–3 mm, three-fourths as wide, wingless; stigma included in the notch; seeds wingless; 2n=16. Native of Europe, intr. in waste places here and there in our range.

  • Common Names

    stinking pepperweed