Pepper weed
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Pepperweed Lepidium sp.

Great Southern White butterfly Ascia monuste
Checkered White butterfly Pontia protodice
and Cabbage White Pieris rapae butterfly - Host or Larval Food Plant.



Great Southern White (Ascia monuste) butterfly caterpillars eating peppergrass (Lepidium sp.)

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Great Southern White Ascia monuste
butterfly caterpillars eating pepperweed.
Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)butterfly caterpillars eating peppergrass (Lepidium sp.)
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Great Southern White Ascia monuste
butterfly caterpillars eating pepperweed.

Botanical Name: Lepidium sp.

Common Names: Pepperweed

Plant type: Annual

Light: Full sun to full shade, growing better in partial shade

Size: 12 inches

Water: Withstands slight drought but grows better with frequent rains

Soil: Poor to rich garden soil

Propagation: Seed

Note: Great Southern White butterfly Ascia monuste, Checkered White butterfly Pontia protodice, and Cabbage White Pieris rapae butterfly Host or Larval Food Plant.