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Field Pennycress

Thlaspi arvense

Also known as

Field Penny cress, pennycress

Thlaspi arvense (3768284618) by Matt Lavin (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

80cm

10cm

Min

10cm

6 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Field Pennycress

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Field Pennycress Overview

Thlaspi arvense is an annual species in the mustard family, Brassicaceae. It typically grows to around 60cm in height, with an upright habit. Leaves are narrow and arrow-shaped, with toothed edges. Small white flowers appear in the summer in clusters at the top of the plant, they have 4 petals and lead onto flattened, winged seedpods containing small black-brown seeds.

How to propagate Field Pennycress

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Field Pennycress

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Field Pennycress

Wildflower/meadow