West Highland Flora

Shepherd's Purse


Capsella bursa-pastoris

 

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

Common on bare or cultivated ground.

Flower diameter c 2.5 mm

ID: Shape of pods unmistakable.

Other features: An annual weed.  Upper leaves clasp the stem with backward-pointing auricles.

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