Definition of Shepherd's purse

1. Noun. White-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched pods; nearly cosmopolitan as an introduced weed.

Exact synonyms: Capsella Bursa-pastoris, Shepherd's Pouch
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Capsella, Genus Capsella



Definition of Shepherd's purse

1. Noun. (botany) A weed, ''Capsella bursa-pastoris'', family ''Brassicaceae'', native to Europe but now found world-wide. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Shepherd's purse

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1. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Ezra Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The first generation or two multiply upon these plants and then spread to common weeds such as shepherd,s purse, pigweed, dock, etc., during the latter part ..."

2. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard by Dwight Sanderson (1921)
"The first generation or two multiply upon these plants and then spread to common weeds such as shepherd,s purse, pigweed, dock, etc., during the latter part ..."

3. Principles of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1906)
"The blister blight (Albugo) grows on the shepherd,s purse (Capsella) and not infrequently on the radish, appearing as white blisters on the leaves and stems ..."

4. The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Application, Being a Familiar by Jabez Hogg (1861)
"... Shepherd' s-purse Coralline," (represented in fig. 202, Nos. 1 and 3), which adds to our knowledge of this curious process. ..."

5. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"Upon the shepherd.s purse the stems are enlarged and distorted, while no unusual malformations' of floral organs and leaves generally occur. ..."

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