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Smith's Cress?

Observed: 5th June 2013 By: ar8922
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Apologies for not having better photos of the stem and leaves but I've been reliably informed that this is Smith's Pepperwort (aka Smith's Cress). Anyone agree or disagree on the available information?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Smith's Pepperwort (Lepidium heterophyllum) interacts

Comments

Ambroise's picture

Well, this is for sure a

Well, this is for sure a Lepidium but from the pictures it could well be L. campestre as well. I am not sure it is possible to tell from these pictures.

ar8922's picture

Lepidium sp.

Thanks Ambroise. I was with someone I trust entirely as a botanical expert, so I'm confident in his identification but I also fully accept that I can't expect other iSpot users to have the same confidence based on the limited evidence I've provided.

Ambroise's picture

No probs, just wanted to

No probs, just wanted to highlight that L. hetero and L. campestre can be difficult to tell apart even when you have a fully mature plant in your hands.

Tim Rich's picture

red anthers

clear red anthers (here dehisced but you can see) are heterophyllum

Tim Rich

ar8922's picture

red anthers

Thanks Tim, good to know.