Shepard's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Shepard’s Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

origin: Europe/new unplanted tree pit
seed: light, flat disc-like seeds arrayed radially around the stem, peppery taste
description: Herbaceous winter annual. Arrived in the Americas with European colonization, recorded as present by the late 1600s. Closely related to the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana. Short germination time, capable of producing several generations per year.