Lepidium draba (weed)

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Source: Flora Batava (1872) - Wikimedia Commons

Lepidium draba (weed) L. - (hoary cress)

This species is a perennial plant, native to Europe and northern Asia, but invasive in North America. It is especially common in north-western North America where it infests rangelands and affects various crops. Research currently focuses on the possible use of biological control agents.

Synonyms:
Cardaria chalepensis
Cardaria draba
Lepidium chalepensis

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Pfeilkresse
• English: hoary cress
whitetop
• Français: passerage drave