Description: Perennial creeping mustard plant that grows up to two feet tall. Plants appear grey-green, soft, and hairy
Life Cycle: Perennial
Habitat: Open conditions, pastures, and disturbed areas. Prefers alkaline soils
Flower: Clustered white flowers in racemes made up of 20-30 flowers
Fruit: Inflated seeds pods are oval in shape and covered in fine hairs
Leaves: Blue-green in color with lower leaves being stalked and upper leaves having two lobes clasping the stem
Root: Deep, spreading root system
The problem is…hairy white top is a prolific spreader. Each plant produces 300-2000 seeds and shoots can develop from any part of the permanent root system.