FIELD PENNYCRESS
(Brassicancea Mustard family)

GROWTH HABIT:  Annual, 6 to 18 inches tall.

LEAVES:  basal leaves lanceolate, simple, entire to lobed, inflorecence a raceme.

STEMS: 

FLOWER:  Small white 4-petal flowers are formed in early summer at the ends of branches.

ROOTS:

SEEDS:  Two seeds are contained in each chamber of mature pod, surrounded by a fan-like structure.

OTHER:  A very troublesome weed in grain fields. A strong odor is associated with this plant causing dairy animals eating it to produce a bitter-flavored milk.

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