Shepherd's Purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris
Shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) is a rosette annual with distinctive flower stems that grow to 30 cm high. It is very common throughout New Zealand in cultivated soil and is conspicuously present in the winter although it can germinate at any time through the year.
Shepherds Purse


  • Apex rounded
  • Base rounded
  • Short stalked


  • First leaves broader spoon/oblong-shaped
  • Stalked
Shepherds Purse

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