|Scientific Name||Lepidium latifolium||USDA PLANTS Symbol||LELA2|
|Common Name||Broadleaf Pepperweed||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503379|
|Description||Life zones and habitat: Plains and foothills (3900 to 7600 ft.); roadsides, ditches, disturbed areas, agricultural areas.
Plant: Bush-like perennial 1 to 5 feet high, simple erect stem branched upward.
Leaves: Basal leaves on petioles less than an inch up to 5-1/2 inches long; blades elliptic to oblong, 1-3/8 to 6 inches long and 5/8 to 2 inches wide; edges entire to toothed; stem leaves sessile or with short petioles; blades oblong to lanceolate, 3/4 to 3-1/2 inches long and up to 1-3/4 inches wide, edges entire to toothed.
Inflorescence: Many white flowers in dense clusters (small branched racemes), borne at branch tips; each small blossom less than 1/4-inch across with 4 obovate petals and six stamens.
Bloom Period: June to October.
Fruit: A small roundish, slightly hairy pod 1/16 to 1/8-inch across.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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