Taxon  Report   1472 
Capsella bursa-pastoris  (L.) Medikus
shepherd's purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
 

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Capsella bursa-pastoris
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
Capsella bursa-pastoris
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Family: BRASSICACEAE  
Genus: Capsella
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Bursa bursa-pastoris var. bifida
PLANTS: Bursa bursa-pastoris
PLANTS: Bursa gracilis
PLANTS: Capsella rubella
PLANTS: Thlaspi bursa-pastoris
 Information about  Capsella bursa-pastoris  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (CABU2)

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 29, 2014).

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