Field Pepperwort - Lepidium campestre
The white flowers are small and numerous in dense, terminal racemes. There are 2, 4 or 6 stamens. The fruit is a silicula, laterally compressed. The valves have a wing or keel. Upper stem leaves are numerous, and arrow shaped often toothed.
Oval/rounded oblong fruits with apical wings to which the style is fused; style shorter than or equal to notch at apex of fruit; lower and middle leaves entire or slightly lobed
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Cultivated land, grassland, roadsides, walls and wasteland.
May to August.
Annual, biennial and perennial herbs.
Widespread but occasional in Britain.
Not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 10 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Alien (archaeophyte); rare.
It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register
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