VIRGINIA PEPPERWEED (Lepidium virginicum)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: VIRGINIA PEPPERWEED (Lepidium virginicum)

Edible, but can be aggressive. The plant has a peppery, spicy smell.

Larval Host: Checkered White (Pontia protodice); Great Southern White (Ascia monuste) and possibly other white butterflies.

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Lepidium+virginicum

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=2129

Learn: http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Lepivirg

Edible: http://www.eattheweeds.com/peppergrass-potent-pipsqueak/
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