Capsella


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Noun1.Capsella - shepherd's purseCapsella - shepherd's purse      
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
Capsella bursa-pastoris, shepherd's pouch, shepherd's purse - white-flowered annual European herb bearing triangular notched pods; nearly cosmopolitan as an introduced weed
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Plants like chickweed, Stellaria media; shepherd's purse Capsella bursa-pastoris; and hairy bitter cress, Cardamine hirsute, multiply quickly and are often the first weeds you will notice appearing in your spring garden.
For example, macroremains of Brassica campestris, Thlaspi arvense and Capsella bursa-pastoris correspond in pollen record to the family Brassicaceae.
Students are asked to imagine one generation of plants of a particular species, for example, shepherd's purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris, growing side by side in a meadow and produc ing offspring by exchanging pollen.