capsella bursa pastoris

Shepherd’s Purse
Capsella bursa-pastoris
Brassicaceae (Mustard) Family

Bursa translates from Medieval Latin to purse and pastoris to pastor (shepherd).

Photograph taken on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 along the Etobicoke Creek, Toronto.

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November 2015. Southwell Trail, Nottinghamshire, UK.

Species ID: shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), jelly ear fungus (Auricularia auricula-judae), lichens: Xanthoria parietina + Physcia tenella, velvet shank fungus (Flammulina velutipes), hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) and bracken (Pteridum aquilinum).