Suppression

Shepherds purse

Category: Medicines - plant based

Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description

 

Capsella bursa-pastoris, known by its common name shepherd's-purse because of its triangular, purse-like pods, is a small (up to 0.5 m) annual and ruderal species, and a member of the Brassicaceae or mustard family.

It is native to eastern Europe and Asia minor but is naturalized and considered a common weed in many parts of the world, especially in colder climates, including Britain,  North America and China, the Mediterranean and North Africa.

 

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