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ShepherdsPurse
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Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-patoris) is a common plant most people are familar with, having battled with them whilst weeding in the garden

DescriptionEdit

The main plant grows from the familar rosette of leaves that lie close to the ground. The plant has a stem 0.2 - 0.5 metres tall with small pointed leaves and bears tiny, triangular seed capsules.

It is a member of the mustard family.

UsesEdit

FoodEdit

As Wild Food the leaves can be used in a salad.

MedicinalEdit