Peppergrass Grows Tall in Forgotten Fields

Early spring flowering plants include members of the broad category of roadside weeds. A lot of the time their posies aren’t recognized as “wildflowers” because of their small size.

Most of us wouldn’t take a second glance at them, but when they grow and multiply and bloom en masse they can be beautiful.

Eye of the beholder aside, you might have to get up close and personal to see what I’m talking about.

Take for instance the weedy Field Peppergrass, Lepidium campestre, which is alien to North America and a member of the Mustard Family.

On an early Spring trip to Little Buffalo State Park to see what was blooming, we drove up to the campground to check it out. As I suspected

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