Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.

  • Description

    Species Description - Sparingly branched annual or winter-annual 1–6 dm; basal lvs oblong, 5–10 cm, pinnatilobate; cauline lvs much smaller, lanceolate to linear, entire or denticulate, auriculate; racemes becoming much-elongate; pedicels at maturity divaricate, 1–2 cm; sep 2 mm; pet 1.5–4 mm; fr triangular-obcordate, with straight to slightly concave or slightly convex margins, 4–8 mm; 2n=16, 32. Probably native to s. Europe, now a cosmopolitan and ubiquitous weed. (C. gracilis; C. rubella; etc.)