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Shepherd's-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris) forms a rosette initially, which lies more or less flat to the ground.  

Shepherd's-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Shepherd's-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)


From the rosette forms a flower stalk, which generally has very few leaves.

Shepherd's-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Shepherd's-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)


Shepherd's-purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Shepherd's-purse generally grows from 1 to 3 feet tall, with most of the height resulting from growth of the flower stalk.



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