Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.

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Capsella bursa-pastoris

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

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Synonyms: Thlaspi bursa-pastoris L.
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Status: Introduced
Description:
Annual or biennial herb, to 40 cm, with a basal rosette of oblanceolate leaves, entire or deeply pinnatifid. Cauline leaves amplexicaul. Hairs simple or stellate. Flowers 2.5 mm in diameter, white. Fruit 6-9 mm, triangular-obcordate.
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Derivation of specific name: bursa-pastoris: shepherd's purse (referring to the fruit)
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Worldwide distribution: A cosmopolitan weed
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 12. As Capsella bursapastoris

Exell, A.W. (1960). Brassicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 187 - 193. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 30.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Capsella bursa-pastoris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124290, retrieved 28 February 2020

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