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Capsella bursa-pastoris

Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.

Bursa bursa-pastoris (L.) Britton

Bursa bursa-pastoris (L.) Britton var. bifida Crép.

Bursa gracilis Gren.

Capsella rubella Reut.

Thlaspi bursa-pastoris L.

Shepherd’s-purse

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderBrassicalesMustard, cabbage, caper, papaya, nasturtiums, many others; most produce mustard oil
FamilyBrassicaceaeMustards, cabbages
GenusCapsellaLatin for “a little box”
Speciesbursa-pastorisLiterally, a shepherd’s purse

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Capsella bursa-pastoris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 17 Jun 2010.

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Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd’s-purse)

6/16/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd’s-purse)

7/7/2017 · Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME

Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd’s-purse)

5/24/2010 · Eastern Promenade, Portland, ME
≈ 7 × 9" (18 × 22 cm)

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