Scientific Description:

Annual or biennial herbs with simple, furcate and stellate hairs. Leaves pinnate or entire. Sepals not saccate. Petals white or pink. Filaments without appendages. Median honey glands present. Fruit a strongly compressed silicula, obcordate triangular, keeled, dehiscent, many-seeded.



Hedge IC (1965). Capsella Medik., In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1: 343.

Public Description:

Capsella, known as “shepherd's-purse, is found in the Central Europe, Asia, and Nortwest America. There are approximately 9 species in the world and 4 species (4 taxa) in Türkiye. They are herbaceous annual and biennial plants which have white or pink flowers.



Anonymous 1 (2015)., Accessed date: 27.12.2015.

Anonymous 2 (2015)., Accessed date: 27.12.2015.

Anonymous 3 (2015)., Accessed date: 27.12.2015.

Mutlu B (2012). Capsella Medik., In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 264.

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