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Virginia Pepperweed

Lepidium virginicum


Found in our campsite at Arches National Park


Virginia pepperweed grows as a weed in most crops and is found in roadsides, landscapes and waste areas. It prefers sunny locales with dry soil. The plant is edible. The young leaves can be used as a potherb, sauted or used raw, such as in salads. The young seedpods can be used as a substitute black pepper. The leaves contain protein, vitamin A and vitamin C. -Wikipedia

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Spotted on May 22, 2010
Submitted on Jun 9, 2011

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