Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Capsella bursa-pastoris   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Capsella bursa-pastoris   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-06-001:
Capsella bursa-pastoris   FAMILY Brassicaceae

GREATER THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Capsella rubella

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bursa bursa-pastoris

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Shepherd's Purse