PERENNIAL PEPPERWEED
(Lepidium latifolium L.)

GROWTH HABIT: Erect Perennial, numerous stems, spreading by seed and deep-seated rootstocks.

LEAVES: Alternate, lance shaped, bright green to gray-green, waxy, smooth to toothed margins, basal leaves larger than upper leaves.

STEMS: Branched, smooth, waxy, 1-3 ft. tall.

FLOWER: Raceme of small white flowers in dense clusters near branch ends.

ROOTS: Deep-seated and spreading.

SEEDS: Small, rounded, flattened, slightly hairy, 1/16 inch long, reddish brown.

OTHER: Deep roots make it difficult to control.

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