Field Pennycress

(Thlaspi arvense)

Other Names:
N/A

Range:
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Family:
Brassicaceae - Cabbage Family

Growth Type:
Annual herbaceous

Height:
Up to 24" tall

Leaves:
Arrow-shaped, narrow and toothed.

Stem/Trunk:
Tall erect stems

Root:
Fiberous root mass

Flower Season:
It blooms between May and July

Flower Appearance:
Clusters of small white flowers with 4 sepals and 4 longer petals.

Seed/Fruit:
Round, flat, winged pods with a deep apical notch, measuring about 1/3 of an inch across. They contain small brown-black seeds.

Miscellaneous characteristics:
N/A

Habitat:
Open lawns, fields, pastures, and wasteland.

Parts Used:
Arial parts of the plant

Wild Food Uses:
Parboiling the plant helps to remove the bitter taste. The cooked leaves can be eaten as a side dish, or mashed into a sandwich spread.

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Medicinal Uses:
None Known

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