"the foliage of shepherd's purse"

Shepherd's Purse
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeShepherd's Purse - Credit: Ian Cunliffe
 Shepherd's Purse is a weed found throughout the world, although it originates from Eastern Europe and Asia Minor.  It grows abundantly, which can be a problem for gardeners, and flowers throughout the year.  It is edible, and eaten quite frequently in some areas of Eastern Asia.  It has also been attributed with healing qualities, including bleeding in women or illness in animals such as rabbits and goats.