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Lepidium campestre - (L.)R.Br.

Common Name Pepperwort, Field pepperweed
Family Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry pastures, walls, banks, waysides, arable and waste land[17].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, to W. Asia and the Caucasus.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lepidium campestre Pepperwort, Field pepperweed


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 164.
Lepidium campestre Pepperwort, Field pepperweed
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lepidium campestre is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from May to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Occasionally flies. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Meadow; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seedpod.
Edible Uses: Condiment.

Young leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked[62, 74]. They are best used in the spring[9]. A hot cress-like flavour, they can be finely-chopped and added in small amounts as a flavouring in salads[183]. Immature seedpods[9] - a pungent flavour, they can be used as a flavouring in hot soups and stews[183]. The seed can be used as a pepper substitute[62].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils.

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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