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Shepherd's purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris


A widespread member of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) introduced from Eurasia. The distinctive triangular fruits give the species its common name. Flowers are small, white, and four petaled.


Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas.

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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.43, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Apr 1, 2013
Submitted on Apr 2, 2013

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