Capsella bursa-pastoris

  • Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik. Pfl.-Gatt. 1: 85. (1792).
  • Basionym: Thlaspi bursa-pastoris Sp. Pl. 2: 647. (1753).
  • Synonyms:
    • Capsella rubella Reut. Compt. Rend. Trav. Soc. Hallér. 2: 18. (1854).
    • Common name: shepherd's purse

Distribution:

Additional Information:

  • Chromosome numbers: n = 8, 16; 2n = 16, 32
  • Canadian status: introduced, naturalized
  • Lifeform: annual
  • Ecology: weedy, cultivated fields (grain, hay, canola, potato, strawberry), gardens, orchards, vineyards, woods, pastures, meadows, flats, beaches, hotspring; sand, gravel, loam; around docks, fish houses; roadsides, railways, waste places