Does Shepherd's Purse grow in MN?
Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
In China, we eat the leaves, and root of this plant and it is considered a local delicacy. Picking it in the fields is considered a fun activity among girls in the spring. It is also commercially grown for consumption and sold on the market fresh, like a vegetable. In MN's Asian grocery stores, you can buy it frozen. I wrapped some dumplings last night with it. It was delicious.
Now comes my questions: does this plant grow here in the wild in Minnesota? Is it grown as a herb here? I'd love to get some seeds and grow some fresh ones if I can.