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Thlaspi arvense L.
Field Penny-cress

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Albuginaceae  Albugo candida @ BPI (3)
Andrenidae  Andrena hippotes @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena piperi @ BBSL (4)

Andrena prunorum @ BBSL (2)

Andrena scurra @ BBSL (3)
Aphididae  Lipaphis erysimi @ AMNH_PBI (9); NCSU_ENT (2)

Macrosiphum ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Apidae  Bombus fervidus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Halictidae  Halictus tripartitus @ BBSL (1)

Lasioglossum inconditum @ RMBL_ENT (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora thlaspiae @ BPI (3)

Septoria thlaspii @ BPI (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora parasitica @ BPI (10)

Peronospora thlaspeos-arvensis @ BPI (7)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia subnitens @ BPI (2)

Puccinia thlaspeos @ BPI (1)
Syrphidae  Sphaerophoria @ PN- (1)
_  Anthomyiidae @ PN- (2)

Calliphoridae @ PN- (1)

Diptera @ PN- (2)

Drosophilidae @ PN- (2)

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Thlaspi arvense L. Field Penny-cress
Brassicaceae — Mustard family
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Thlaspi arvense L.
field pennycress

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General Information
Symbol: THAR5
Group: Dicot
Family: Brassicaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
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L48   I
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Capparales
Family Brassicaceae ⁄ Cruciferae – Mustard family
Genus Thlaspi L. – pennycress
Species Thlaspi arvense L. – field pennycress

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U.S. Weed Information
Thlaspi arvense Frenchweed fanweed field pennycress pennycress stinkweed This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
KY Haragan, P.D.. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide . The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

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1. Thlaspi arvense Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 646. 1753.

Fanweed, field pennycress, stinkweed

Teruncius arvensis (Linnaeus) Lunell

Plants (sometimes glaucous), glabrous throughout. Stems (0.9-)1.5-5.5(-8) dm. Basal leaves not rosulate; petiole 0.5-3 cm; blade oblanceolate, spatulate, or obovate, 1-5 cm × 4-23 mm, base attenuate or cuneate, margins entire, repand, or coarsely dentate, apex rounded. Cauline leaves: blade oblong, (0.5-)1.5-4 (-8) cm × (2-)5-15(-25) mm, apex rounded, obtuse, or subacute. Fruiting pedicels straight or slightly upcurved, (5-)9-13(-15) mm. Flowers: sepals (1.5-) 2-3(-3.3) × 1-1.5 mm; petals (2.4-)3-4.5(-5) × (0.8-) 1.1-1.7 mm, narrowed to clawlike base (ca. 1 mm), apex obtuse or emarginate; filaments (1-)1.5-2.2 mm; anthers 0.3-0.5 mm. Fruits obovate or suborbicular, (0.6-)0.9-2 cm × (5-)7-20 mm, base obtuse or rounded, apex deeply emarginate, notch ca. 5 mm deep; wings broad throughout, 1-1.5 mm wide basally, 3.5-5 mm wide apically; ovules 6-16 per ovary; style 0.1-0.3 mm. Seeds (1.2-)1.6-2(-2.3) × 1.1-1.3 mm, concentrically striate. 2 n = 14.

Flowering Mar-Aug. Roadsides, fields, waste places, lawns, gardens, railroad tracks, stream banks, bluffs, thickets, slopes, floodplains, woods; 0-2000 m; introduced; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon; Ala., Alaska, Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Europe; Asia.

Thlaspi arvense is a cosmopolitan weed of Eurasian origin. Cattle feeding on it develop tainted milk.

SELECTED REFERENCE Best, K. F. and G. K. McIntyre. 1975. The biology of Canadian weeds. 9. Thlaspi arvense L. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 55: 279-292.

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