Thlaspi arvense, SE: Penningört, penninggräs, punggräs, skillingar, skärvfrö,
DE: Acker-Hellerkraut, NL: Witte krodde, UK: Field Penny-cress

Scientific name:  Thlaspi arvense L.
Swedish name:  Penningört, penninggräs, punggräs, skillingar, skärvfrö
German name:  Acker-Hellerkraut
Nederlandse naam:  Witte krodde
English name:  Field Penny-cress
Family:  Brassicaceae - Cruciferae, Mustard family, Korsblommiga växter

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Glabrous, herbaceous, erect, branching above near inflorescence, ribbed, somewhat purplish near base; central stem and upper side stems terminate in erect racemes of small white flowers
Leaves:  Basal leaves in rosette, spatulate, oblong, or narrowly obovate, glabrous, very shallowly toothed or lobed
Flowers:  4 white petals and 4 green sepals
Flowering Period:  May, June, July, August, September, October
Fruits:  Round flat pods, broad wing edges all around
Habitat:  Throughout the country except in the mountain regions; Waste ground, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads, pastures

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Thlaspi, Greek thlaein, to crush, from the flattened silicle; the Greek name for a cress.
arvensis, arvum, field, cultivated land, plowed land; ensis, country or place of origin or habitat; of cultivated fields.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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