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Bayer Code : capbp

Scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medicus

Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Thlaspi bursa-pastoris L.

Classification: Cruciferae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: shepherd's-purse

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Hirtentäschelkraut ; ES : bolsa de pastor ; FR : capselle bourse à pasteur ; IT : borsapastore comune ; PT : ; EN : shepherd's-purse ; NL : gewoon herderstasje, NL : beursje ; DK : hyrdetaske

Biological type: Annual

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- Cotyledons elongated spoon shaped.

- Entire leaves, deeply indented.

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- Height: 10-50 cm. Pubescent.

- Stem simple or branched, erect to ascending.

- Lower leaves in rosette ; dark green, entire pinnatifid leaves. Leaves of the stem attenuated progressively in point at top, entire to dentate and including stem with 2 large points. Adult leaves divided in unequal segments, triangular and dentate (terminal segment more important than lateral segments).

- White or rose flowers, small.

- Triangular indented and flattened 10-15 seeds in each cell.

- Entire plant without roots used for its haemostatic and vasoconstrictor properties.

- - Risk of confusion with: Papaver rhoeas L., Lepidium campestre (L.) R. Br.(seedling stage), Calepina iregularis (Asso.) Thell., Capsella rubella Reuter.

- Biological type: annual.

Mistake with: Papaver rhoeas , Lepidium campestre , Calepina irregularis , Capsella rubella

Ecological profile (click on flags): BeneLux   Present     Germany  Present     Denmark  Present     Spain  Present     France  Present     Great Britain  Present     Italy  Present       Portugal Rare    

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