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Last updated 5/27/2010 by David Giblin.
Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.[FNA7, HC, HC2]
shepherd's-purse

Publication: Pfl.-Gatt. 85. 1792.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA7: "According to M. Coquillat (1951), Capsella bursa-pastoris is the second most common weed on earth, after Polygonum aviculare."

References:

» Coquillat, M. 1951. Sur les plantes les plus communes à la surface du globe. Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 20: 165-170.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Capsella rubella Reut.