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Shepherd's Purse
Brassicaceae
Capsella bursa-pastoris


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Shrub

Brassicaceae Family

Capsella Genus

Location

a common weed in many parts of the world, especially in colder climates, including Britain, where it is regarded as an archaeophyte, North America and China but also in the Mediterranean and North Africa.


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Brassicaceae
Brassicales
Brassicales
Order of Mustard
Eumalvids
Real Mallows
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Common Weed

Tiny 4 petalled white flowers.
Heat-Shaped lobed seed packets called 'silicles' that resemble the purse sack that a Shepard may have once worn.

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Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Capsella
Species: C. bursa-pastoris
Binomial name
Capsella bursa-pastoris
(L.) Medik.
This pest causes problems by:
Short generation time.
Capable of producing several generations each year.
How to get rid of it:
Can be easily hand-pulled from moist soil



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - June 04, 2009



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - June 04, 2009



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - June 04, 2009



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - June 04, 2009



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Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - artatom100



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - artatom100



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - artatom100



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - artatom100



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - artatom100



Shepherd's Purse - Pests
Shepherd's Purse - Pests - artatom100

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