Scientific Name: Capsella bursa-pastoris
Common Name: shepherd's purse
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Basal, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Spatulate, Pinnately lobed, Serrulate
Flowers: Raceme, White, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Silicle, Green, Brown, Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Leaves mostly basal, deeply lobed, oblanceolate, 8-12cm long x 3-4cm wide, stem leaves unlobed, lanceolate (leaf-like bracts on the peduncles); flowers tiny, white, on long racemes; fruit green then brown, heart-shaped, 4-8 long x 3-5mm wide.