Virginia Pepperweed
Lepidium virginicum L.Brassicaceae

common name synonyms: Poorman's Pepper, Virginian Peppercress, Peppergrass, Least Pepperweed

scientific name synonyms: L. apetalum, L. densiflorum, L. neglectum, L. ramosissimum, L. texanum; L. virginianum??

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Capparales

growth form: herb

life history: annual, biennial, perennial

level of invasiveness: naturalized

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Accidental

number of vectors: 4.0

introduced range: Europe, Britain, Netherlands

native range: North America

notes: widely introduced and naturalized; a persistent wool, timber, grain and bird seed alien; weed in Mexico, Venezuela, US, Brazil; in Netherlands, prob. pre-1987

invasiveness notes: naturalized

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth