Product: Shepherds Purse
Latin Name: Capsella bursa-pastoris syn. Thlaspi bursa-pastoris, Bursa abscissa, Bursa druceana, Capsella concave.
Plant Family: Brassicaceae
Other Names: Shepherd's Bag, Shepherd's Scrip, Shepherd's Sprout, Lady's Purse, Witches' Pouches, Rattle Pouches, Case-Weed, Pick-Pocket, Pick-Purse, Bourse de Pasteur, Hirtentasche, Borsa de Pastor, Borsa di Pastore, Pepper-and-Salt, Poor Man's Parmacetie, Sanguinary, Mother's Heart & Clappedepouch.
Description: Shepherd’s purse is an annual herb native to Europe and Asia; it can also be found growing in many other parts of the world including North America. The plant grows from the base as a rosette of tapering, pinnately compound bright green coloured leaves. The stem leaves are stalk less, enclosing and glabrous. The main stem is approximately 20-50cm in height, erect, with branching ascending side stems which terminate in racemes of bisexual white 4-petaled flowers which are 2-3mm in diameter. The seed pods are flat and heart-shaped and contain many tiny, oval seeds which are brown when ripe.
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SUGGESTED USEThe leaves can be used as a vegetable, dried leaf can be added to soup; a tea can also be made from the leaves.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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