Shepherd’s purse (botanical name Capsella bursa-pastoris) is a weed-like annually growing herb that produces white flowers. This plant belongs to the mustard family and its diminutive flowers emerge as a four-armed cross. Shepherd’s purse is not susceptible to frosts and it is well-known for catching the fancy of wildlife. The flowers of this herb are hermaphrodite, denoting that each flower possesses both the male as well as the female organs. While the Shepherd’s purse is self-fertile, its flowers are pollinated by themselves.