SMITH’S PEPPERWORT Lepidium heterophyllum (Brassicaceae) Height to 40cm. Grey-green, hairy and branched perennial of dry, bare soil. FLOWERS are 2-3mm across with 4 white petals and violet anthers; borne in dense heads (May-Aug). FRUITS are oval and smooth. LEAVES comprise oval, untoothed basal leaves and arrow-shaped, clasping ones on stem. STATUS-Locally common, especially in S and W.
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SMITH’S PEPPERWORT Lepidium heterophyllum (Brassicaceae) Height to 40cm. Grey-green, hairy and branched perennial of dry, bare soil. FLOWERS are 2-3mm across with 4 white petals and violet anthers; borne in dense heads (May-Aug). FRUITS are oval and smooth. LEAVES comprise oval, untoothed basal leaves and arrow-shaped, clasping ones on stem. STATUS-Locally common, especially in S and W.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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