Capsella busa- pastoris
Also known as Blind Weed, Lady's Purse, Mother's-Heart, Rattle Pouches, Sanguinary, Shepherd's Heart, Shepherd's Scrip, Shepherd's Sprout, Shovelweed, St. James' Weed, Witches' Pouches
$2.50 per ounce
History: Shepherd’s Purse, aptly named for its flower’s unique shape, has been used medicinally since the time of the Greeks and Romans. Dioscorides and Pliny both highlighted the plant as a laxative. Later, the plant was used to stop bleeding and to help wounds heal. In fact, army surgeons used Shepard’s Purse on the Battle field in WWII.