Shepherd's Purse
Shepherd's Purse
Capella bursa-pastoris
Mustard Family - Brassicaceae or Cruciferae
This rather sparse-looking 8 to 20 inch tall herb has tiny, white, 4-petalled flowers. Seed pods flat and triangular with a slight apical notch. Stem leaves alternate, arrow-like with fine teeth and clasp the stem. Basal leaves form a rosette and are elongated, coarsely toothed and lobed or divided (somewhat dandelion-like leaf).

(Photographed - late May)
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