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Bayer Code : capru

Scientific name: Capsella rubella Reuter

Synonym(s) of Sc. name:

Classification: Cruciferae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: pink Shepherd's-purse

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Rötliches Hirtentäschel ; ES : ; FR : capselle rougeâtre ; IT : borsapastore annuale ; PT : bolsa-do-pastor ; EN : pink Shepherd's-purse ;

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons elongated spoon shaped.

- Entire leaves, deeply indented;

Adult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 10-30 cm. Ordinary without hairs.

- Stem simple or branched, erect to ascending.

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

- Purple leaves very small with often membranous sepals, petals with or without slightly edged sepals. Fruits silicules indented at top more or less triangular with lateral margin with concave outline, till 6 mm.

- - Risk of confusion with: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medicus .

- Biological type: annual.

Mistake with: Capsella bursa-pastoris

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Present     France  Present     Italy  Present      

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