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PlantFiles: Perennial Pepperweed, Dittander
Lepidium latifolium

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lepidium (lep-PID-ee-um) (Info)
Species: latifolium (lat-ee-FOH-lee-um) (Info)

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

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Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive eeyoreriley On Aug 1, 2008, eeyoreriley from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

Perennial pepperweed is collected for use in dry flower arrangements.

Neutral frostweed On Dec 20, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Perennial Pepperweed, Dittander Lepidium latifolium is naturalized in Texas and other States and is considered an invasive plant in Texas.

Neutral smiln32 On Sep 1, 2002, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant is on the noxious weed list in many states. It is considered to be invasive in 35 states.

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