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Lepidium virginicum,
Poor-man's Pepper, Virginia Pepperweed, Peppergrass

Scientific name:  Lepidium virginicum
Common name:  Poor-man's Pepper, Virginia Pepperweed, Peppergrass
Family:  Brassicaceae/Cruciferae, Cabbage Family
Flowering:  June-November

Lepidium virginicum, Poor-man's Pepper, Virginia Pepperweed, Peppergrass


Derivation of the botanical name:
Lepidium, Greek lepido, fish scale, component with reference to the shape of the fruit pods and is a classical name for the plant.
virginicum, from Virginia.

Lepidium virginicum, Poor-man's Pepper, Virginia Pepperweed, Peppergrass


 
Flowers of New York State