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Shepherd's Purse

Capsella bursa pastoris


Shepherd's Purse is a small (up to 0.5 m) annual and ruderal species, and a member of the Brassicaceae or mustard family. It is native to eastern Europe and Asia minor but is naturalized and considered 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. (Wikipedia)


Greek names: Καψάκιον το Βαλάντιον ή Καψέλλα η Παστοροσακκοειδής. Greek common name: Αγριοκαρδαμούδα.

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Δήμος Καστοριάς, Περιφέρεια Δυτικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Spotted on Mar 14, 2015
Submitted on Mar 29, 2015

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