University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Vegetables

Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

The plants are much branched with glossy green (sometimes purple) leaves that are pointed. Fruits are hollow pods with many white, flat, roundish seeds attached to the central core. There is much variation in size, shape (from long, thin to large, roundish), color (green, red, yellow) and taste (from mild to hot). Flowers are small (½-inch diameter) pale yellow to white, star shaped with the corolla tightly held by a green calyx.