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Shepherd's Purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.

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Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse) is a species of annual herb in the family Brassicaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They have simple, very small leaves and dry fruit. Flowers are visited by Calythea nigricans, Empis otiosa, Red-footed Cuckoo-leaf-cutter, and Sepsis violacea. Individuals can grow to 0.4 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of shepherd's purse. View this species on GBIF