Pepperweed is native to Eurasia and was introduced to the United States in the 1930s in a shipment with sugar beets. The plant typically prefers disturbed habitats such as construction sites riparian areas, and wetlands.
- Reduce biodiversity
- Threatens habitat for other native flora and fauna
- Negative impacts on local waterfowl and fish populations
Potential Ways to Reduce
- Hand-pulling (must be done in specific ways to not increase spreading)
How to Identify
Pepperweed can grow to be 6 inches tall and 2 inches wide. The leaves alternate, are smooth, and have serrated edges. When the plant blooms in July, there will be white flowers at the top.