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Perennial Pepperweed

Lepidium latifolium L.

Perennial Peperweed is often found along streams and rivers where it can lead to significant erosion problems. (photo courtesy of Sue Donaldson, Univeristy of Nevada Cooperative Extension)

 


 


Perennial. Grows from 1 to 3 feet tall. Forms dense colonies. It has a dense, deep root system will make it difficult to control. White flowers form dense clusters near branch ends. Flowering occurs between June and September. Reproduction occurs by seed and rootstocks. A native of southern Europe and western Asia, this plant is widely established in the western United States. Non-standard name is tall whitetop.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


This was a perennial pepperweed root that was completely dug out of the ground. The plant was able to grow from the root piece that was left on the ground.

 


 Perennial Pepperweed - Lepidium latifolium L.

Perennial Pepperweed - Lepidium latifolium L.
Perennial Pepperweed - Lepidium latifolium L. root
 
Last updated: 04-11-2007