Latin name: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medikus
  Pronunciation: kap-SEL-la BUR-sa -- pas-TORE-is

  Common name: Shepherd's purse
  Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
  Habitat: Disturbed places and gardens, a common
  weed throughout California to 7000', naturalized
  from Europe

  Blooming period: Most of the year
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Capsella
  2) bursa-pastoris
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