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Weed biology
Agro-region: Denmark

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Can be mistaken for

Euphorbia helioscopia L., which contains latex.


Oval with entire leaf margins. Stalked. Smooth surface. Length approx. 5-10 mm.

True leaves
Oval to circular with slightly sinuate leaf margins. Stalked. Smooth surface. Length approx. 5-12 mm.

Mature plant
Field Penny-cress is a medium-sized plant (15-30 cm), known by its large coin-shaped fruits. The diameter of the flower is approx. 3-4 mm. Seed production: Up to approx. 900 seeds per plant.

Oval in circumference, but compressed from the side. The surface is furrowed in parallel, curving rows. Thousand grain weight approx. 1.8 g.


Propagation and dispersal
Only through seeds.

Summer and winter annual.


Field Penny-cress is frequently found in both autumn- and spring-sown crops throughout Denmark. A dense population of this species may lead to yield loss even in competitive crops such as cereals and Oil-seed Rape.

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Names in different languages

Danish : Pengeurt
German : Ackerhellerkraut
English : Field Penny-cress
Latin : Thlaspi arvense L.
Norwegian : Pengeurt
Swedish : Penningört

Thlaspi arvense L.: Seedling
Thlaspi arvense L.: Early stage
Early stage
Thlaspi arvense L.: Flower
Thlaspi arvense L.: Mature plant
Mature plant
Thlaspi arvense L.: Seeds

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