Perennial Pepperweed/Tall Whitetop

Lepidium latifolium

  • A perennial that spreads by roots and seeds
  • Grows to six feet tall
  • Produces white flowers resembling baby’s breath in June
  • Leaves are lance-shaped
  • Grows along streamsides, meadows, pastures, floodplains, and roadsides and forms dense colonies
  • Do NOT pull, dig, or cut the roots, as this may stimulate new growth
  • Chemical controls are needed