Common peppercress

Lepidium africanum

An erect herb, usually about 300 mm tall with a basal rosette of stalked, toothed leaves and a single stem with stalked leaves, branched at the top to carry many 2 seeded pods held at right angles to the stem.


Small and white.
Ovary - Sessile stigma.
Sepals - 0.75 mm long.
Petals - 4, white and less than 0.5 mm long or absent.
Stamens - 2 or 4

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