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Poor-man's-pepper, Virginia pepperweed
Lepidium virginicum
Brassicaceae


General Landscape Uses:

An aggressive native weed. Not recommended for general landscape use.
Range:
Eastern United States west to North Dakota and Texas and south to the Monroe County Keys; an introduced weed elsewhere.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Larval host plant for checkered white (Pontia protodice) and European cabbage white butterflies (Pieris rapae); occasional larval host plant for great southern white (Ascia monuste) butterflies.


 


James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
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James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Everglades National Park, Florida
Keith A. Bradley
Roger L. Hammer