Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Shepherd's-purse (Capsella Bursa-pastoris), a cruciferous weed, native to Europe, which has spread all over the world. It has a rosette of radical leaves and an elongating, corymhose, laxerect raceme of minute white flowers, which are followed by the heart-shaped, angustisept siliquas, the septum of which bears numerous yellow seeds. It is also known as "pickpocket," perhaps from behaving as a noxious weed on good soil, and as pick-your-mother's-heart-out."