Shepherd's Purse
(Capsella bursa-pastoris)

This short-lived annual is spread by seed and can mature and produce seed very quickly. It has distinctive heart-shaped seed capsules that are shaped like leather pouches. Small white flowers are produced throughout the year.


It is easily uprooted and should be pulled out before the seeds mature and disperse.

  • Remove weeds by hand or by hoe as soon as you see them

  • Spray with a systemic weedkiller that is absorbed through the leaves of the plant, the active ingredient makes its way through the cells of the plant down to the root. It kills these first and then the foliage starts to die off