Capsella bursa-pastoris

Capsella bursa-pastoris

  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Flower name
    Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Scientific name
    Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Aliasペンペングサ, 薺, ぺんぺん草
  • Place of originEastern Europe and Asia minor
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonFebruary, March, April, May, June

What is Capsella bursa-pastoris

Shepherd's purse , scientific name:Capsella bursa-pastoris , is originally from Eastern Europe and Asia Minor and is a biennial plant of the Brassicaceae family. It grows wild in the temperate zone area of the whole world now. It is one of the seven spring herbs in Japan. The flower does a cross peculiar to Brassicaceae and adds a white floret to corymbs. It grows in a wasteland and the roadside, the fields, vacant land, the garden. After a flower, flat inverse triangular fruit becomes. The radical leaf has a deep cut with form of feather. The leaf shape turns into spoon form, sharp form of feather, a long lancet arch by a stage of growth. It is eaten as materials of the porridge with seven cereals, and it is said that there are diuresis and an antipyretic effect. The Cruciferae bean winner drink and fruit shape with flat circular tip hollow winner looks like.

Common name:Shepherd's purse, scientific name: Capsella bursa-pastoris ,also known as Shepherd's purse, plant: 20-40 cm tall, Leaf: rosette-shaped, flower white, inflorescences: corymbs , flowering period: February to June.


  • Eye
    Brassicales
  • Family
    Brassicaceae
  • Genus
    Capsella
  • Species
    C. bursa-pastoris
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typebiennial grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 40.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.4 cm

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