Shepherds purse

Other names: Bindweed, cocowort, fat hen, lady’s purse, pickpocket
Life cycle: Winter annual or biennial
Found in: Cultivated areas, fields, pastures, roadsides, gardens, lawns and waste sites throughout the U.S.
General description: Erect plant with a rosette at the base and triangular seedpods.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are spatulate. Hypocotyl is purple to light green.
True leaves: Form a rosette at the base of the plant, then alternate up the stem. Smooth or hairy with margins that are toothed or lobed.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers are white or green, small and difficult to see. Fruit is a triangular, flattened pod.

Special note: Invasive plant.

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