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Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Image ID: 2016/pct28

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Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Height: 0.5 to 1.5 ft.
Blooms: April to October
Leaf Type: lobed
Bloom Size:  0.1 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Pine Creek Rail Trail
Date:  5/28/2016
Notes: Distinct heart-shaped seed pod
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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