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shepherd's purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Capsella bursa-pastoris
shepherd's purse Mustard Family
Capsella bursa-pastoris Brassicaceae
common name
  shepherd's purse
accepted scientific name
  Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.
rules for finding collection records
  Bursa bursa-pastoris (0)
  Capsella bursa-pastoris (21)
  Capsella rubella (0)
family name
Image Author: ©2008 Steve Matson
Image License: CC BY-NC
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Four petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.25 inches
Leaf: Alternate, Basal, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of December thru 3rd week of July
Native to eastern Europe and Asia minor. Naturalized in Hawaii.

How Likely at this Location (12%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (45%)
where plant found
mag select
grid lines base