Taxon  Report   1472    
Capsella bursa-pastoris  (L.) Medik.
Shepherd's purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Genus: Capsella
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bursa bursa-pastoris var. bifida
PLANTS: Bursa bursa-pastoris
PLANTS: Bursa gracilis
. . .
More information about  Capsella bursa-pastoris
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2020).