Friday, June 05, 2009

shepherd's purse

as my reference book states, shepherd's purse is a remarkably successful weed, only notable for its seed pod which was likened to the bag or wallet wherein shepherds carried their lunch into the field. Also known as mother's heart. The Latin name is capsella bursa pastoris, a straight translation from the vernacular name.

1 comment:

Tara said...

Cornish weeds are beautiful!