Flora of Northern Ireland
Capsella bursa-pastoris
© Paul Hackney
Capsella bursa-pastoris
© Fiona McCrory
Capsella bursa-pastoris
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

Shepherd's purse gets its name from the purse-like fruits which are a conspicuous feature of this common annual weed of waste ground, farmtracks and arable fields.

All names: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medikus; Capsella penarthae (Shull.) Wilmott; Bursa pastoris Weber; Bursa penarthae Shull.