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Lepidium Didymum

Botanical Name:

Lepidium didymum

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Characteristics

Plant Type

Annual or biennial, foetid herb with slender tap-root and prostrate or ascending, much branched, shortly pilose stems up to 40–50 cm. tall.

Flower

Flowers small, whitish, pedicellate, pedicels 1–2 mm. long, in rather dense racemes elongating to about 6 cm., appearing extra-axillary or leaf-opposed but really terminal.

Fruit

Fruit 1.5–1.8 x 2.5 mm. constricted at the septum into 2 subspherical, reticulate-pitted 1-seeded mericarps.

Taxonomy

Order

Brassicales

Family

Brassicaceae

Genus

Lepidium

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