hoary cress

noun
variants: or hoary peppergrass or hoary pepperwort

Definition of hoary cress

: a perennial cruciferous European herb (Cardaria draba) with clasping stem leaves, clusters of small white flowers, and reniform or cordate depressed pods that is naturalized widely in America and often becomes a troublesome weed in the western U.S.

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“Hoary cress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoary%20cress. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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