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Lepidium latifolium

Perennial pepperweed, tall whitetop, broadleaved pepperweed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderBrassicalesMustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil
FamilyBrassicaceaeMustards, cabbages
GenusLepidiumFrom Greek lepidion, “little scale,” because the fruit pods resemble small balances
Specieslatifolium

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Lepidium latifolium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Lepidium latifolium (perennial pepperweed, tall whitetop, broadleaved pepperweed)

8/29/2014 · Next to river boat ramp, New Mex­ico
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm)

Lepidium latifolium (perennial pepperweed, tall whitetop, broadleaved pepperweed)

8/29/2014 · Next to river boat ramp, New Mex­ico
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Lepidium latifolium (perennial pepperweed, tall whitetop, broadleaved pepperweed)

8/29/2014 · Next to river boat ramp, New Mex­ico
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)